GROUNDS & GARDENS
Excite the senses with beautiful gardens waiting to be discovered
Princess Alexandra Gardens
The Princess Alexandra Gardens alongside the River Len is a particularly lovely way to approach the Castle. Its carpet of Daffodils, Narcissi and Anemones presents a vibrant burst of colour. Later in the year, the visitor is treated to the splendor of Azaleas and Rhododendrons
The gardens are being redeveloped over the course of the next few years into six individual gardens which will excite the senses and create interest at every turn.
The Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terrace
Designed by the landscape architect, Christopher Carter, on the site of Lady Baillie's original aviary the garden is a favourite destination for visitors to the Castle. With its south facing aspect and Mediterranean style, visitors can relax and enjoy superb views across the Great Water.
The Culpeper Garden
Named after the family who owned Leeds Castle in the 17th century; the Culpeper Garden was originally the site of the Castle’s kitchen garden.
During Lady Baillie's ownership it became a cut flower garden, but in 1980 garden designer Russell Page transformed it into a large cottage garden.
With its informal layout and low box hedges as a border this very English garden features Roses, Lupins, Poppies, with exotic blooms mixed in to create a profusion of colour and scent.