Memorable experiences

Chiddingstone Castle  -- Much developed since it was first established in the 15th century, today the castle showcases Japanese, Ancient Egyptian, Buddhist, and Stuart and Jacobite collections. The gardens, in the 35-acre grounds with views of the Greensand Ridge below the North Downs, include formal lawns, a rose garden and seasonal delights reflecting the castle‚Äôs collections and interests.

Lullingstone Castle and World Garden  -- The grounds of this castle, one of the oldest family estates in England, features the World Garden created by modern-day adventurer and plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke. The plants he has gathered from around the world are creatively grouped in displays reflecting their original countries.

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens -- Planting of these gardens was started in the 1840s by John Rogers, a friend of Charles Darwin and one of the first members of the Royal Horticultural Society. His enthusiasm for plants, trees and shrubs was continued in the 20th century by Colonel Middleton Rogers and his wife, Muriel. More recently Edward and Sarah Rogers have been restoring and improving the gardens to entertain all the family and garden enthusiasts alike.

Quebec House  -- The Westerham childhood home of General James Wolfe recalling early 18th century domestic life and his military career which helped secure America for the British and his tragic death.

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