Beech Court Gardens are well established and planted in the 1930s.
It is a woodland garden with many mature maple and acer trees but at this time of year is notable for its wide and colourful collection of hydrangeas. See more in the gallery. The eucryphia tree, thought to be the largest in Kent is just coming into bloom.
Situated in 9 acres, Beech Court Gardens was laid out in an informal way nearly 70 years ago using the natural contours of the previously farmed land. The delightful pond was originally dug as a drinking trough for horse, situated adjacent to the Oast House Tea Rooms, which provides an ideal spot to sit and enjoy your refreshments.
The nearby dell was probably mined for chalk although legend tells of its use for cock-fighting. You can still meet some fascinating breeds of poultry on your visit but all are very peaceful.
The garden was originally designed with Spring colour in mind. An exceptional collection of Acers and Rhododendron, along with numerous firs, oaks and pines which reflect the garden designer's admiration for Scotland's famous Inverewe gardens. Many rare and unusual trees grow here and are home to many species of bird.
The Gardens have been enhanced with island beds, climbing roses, many varieties of hydrangeas and with the Autumn colour it truly is a garden for all seasons.
Eat in the Oast House or outside on the terrace with its stunning vista. Home baking is a special feature of the Tea Rooms - taste our scones and cakes.
Morning coffees, tea, cake and sandwiches on offer
The Tea Rooms are open to all - a visit to the gardens is not necessary.
Last orders are at 4.30pm.
The Gardener's Notes
The hydrangeas in spite of recent gale force winds are at their best and I illustrate this with Lady Maiko, a mophead and Zoro with the brilliant blue. Also in magnificent bloom is the eucryhia thought to be Kent's largest tree of its kind.
You may like to visit us and the local church flower festival on Sat, Sun and Mon 10 - 5pm.
Get in Touch
Beech Court Gardens, Challock, Kent
Beech Court Gardens
Please watch out for the chickens in the road when you arrive and when you leave!
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From London & Maidstone (M20)
Leave the motorway at Junction 8, follow the A20 to Charing. At the roundabout take A252 signed Challock. Beech Court Gardens is on the right as you enter Challock.
From London & the Medway Towns (M2)
Leave the motorway at junction 6 take A251 to Challock. At the roundabout take A252 signed Charing. Beech Court Gardens is on the left after 500 metres.
From Dover and Folkestone
Leave the M20 at junction 9 (Ashford), join the A28 (Canterbury) then the A251 to Challock. At the roundabout take A252 signed Charing. Beech Court Gardens is on the left after about one mile.
Take the A28 towards Ashford. Near Chilham turn right onto the A251 towards Challock. At the roundabout go ahead. Beech Court Gardens is on the left after about one mile.