Events & News

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February 18th

The National Gardens Scheme
Snowdrop Day – NGS Day - with snowdrop and plants sale

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April 1st & 2nd

Our Traditional Easter Riddle Hunt - With Chocolate Treats!
Visitors can come and enjoy family fun and a traditional riddle treasure hunt at Doddington Place Gardens on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 1st & 2nd. Combine a stroll round the 10 acre landscaped gardens, which will be springing into life, with a fun family riddle hunt. There will be two Easter hunts - one for younger children, and a more puzzling hunt for older children (and adults who like a challenge!) - and there’s a chocolate prize for each child taking part

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May 6th & 7th

Outdoors Fun For All The Family With Hands-on Falconry & Archery
Come and celebrate the great outdoors this Spring Bank Holiday weekend at Doddington Place Gardens, pick up a bow and have a go with archery and fly a bird of prey.

Visitors to Doddington Place Gardens on 6th & 7th May will have the chance sample the arts of archery and falconry, at the same time as enjoying the gardens springing into bloom. With hands on sessions for all visitors to enjoy throughout the day, and expert tuition, join us to enjoy interactive experiences that are unforgettable

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May 9th

The National Gardens Scheme

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May 19th

Birdsong & Bats Walk

£12 per ticket.

Please contact 07783354337

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May 23rd

Plant Swap Day

Details to be confirmed


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May 24th

Chelsea Fringe – Apotheca Herb Walk, Talk & Natural Remedy-Making Class
Pre-Booking Essential
Gardens open for group event only

Join natural remedy experts Milena and Claire from Apotheca for a guided walk to forage for medicinal herbs. After drinks and cake enjoy a remedy making workshop and take home your carefully created remedies.

£25 per person, spaces are limited. Sessions are 3 hours in duration and begin at 10am and 2pm. To book your place, call Apotheca on 01795 227423, email or visit


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May 25th


10am - 2:30pm

For More Information, click here


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May 27th & 28th

Jazz Weekend Amidst Summer Blooms
Enjoy mellow musical afternoons at Doddington Place Gardens and join us to celebrate the start of summer. On 27th and 28th May Bank Holiday Weekend we will entertain you with falconry and live jazz while you enjoy the gardens   We are proud to welcome a group of musicians to the gardens for their Doddington debut . With two sets planned to take place – at around 12.30pm and 3.00pm, our gifted musicians will set the scene for a wonderful early summer day. Relax and enjoy the mellow strains of jazz across the gardens on a peaceful afternoon!

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June 3rd

Lovers of vintage cars can enjoy a great day on 3rd June, when we are delighted to welcome the return of the South Eastern Section of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club. The Club caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce, including Bentley cars built from 1933 onwards. With a justifiable reputation for friendliness and informality, membership of the RREC enables like-minded enthusiasts to meet and share experiences, advice and the enjoyment of some of the finest vehicles in the world.
Rolls-Royces and Bentleys will gather on the main lawn with their owners for a club picnic. The cars will be on display from 11 am until 5pm and all visitors to the gardens will be welcome to come along to view them.

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June 17th

Calling All Dogs And Owners!
A very special day for dogs is being held at the gardens on 17th June, with the return of our popular Dog Show & Event Day.

A fun show event for our canine companions includes classes such as “Best Behaved Dog”, “Most Obedient Dog” and “Best Groomed Dog”, with fun prizes (for the dogs of course!) for the winning contestants. There is no need to pre-book your dog’s place in the classes, simply arrive on the day and an entry form will be provided.

Throughout the day, there are also displays from the national dog training team – Gamegoer Gundogs – where valuable training tips from the experts are given, in fun and informative demonstrations. The Amazing Hawking Centre Terrier Team will also be racing – an interactive fun event where canine visitors are invited to take part and race – can your dog beat the Terriers?

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June 20th

The National Gardens Scheme

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July 22nd

Kentish Food & Craft Fair
Now an annual event at Doddington Place Gardens, our hugely popular Kentish Food & Craft Fair with Live Jazz returns to the gardens on July 22nd 2018.

Beginning at 11am, The Kentish Food & Craft Fair promises a diverse range of over 30 local producers and artisans with amazing goods on display, and gives visitors a great opportunity to sample the best Kent has to offer. Stroll around the stalls whilst enjoying the wonderful Kentish countryside, amazing live jazz and beautiful gardens. Stalls include a range of delicious foods, local vineyards, preserves, fudge, artisan coffees, plants, jewellery and artists, ice cream, cheese...and not to mention award-winning local butcher SW Doughty...the list goes on and there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

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August 26th & 27th

Jazz In A Summer Haze 
August Bank Holiday Jazz at Doddington Place Gardens is quite a tradition now. Join us on 26th and 27th August and we will entertain you with falconry and live jazz events while you enjoy the gardens.

With extra food & drink stalls and two foot-tapping sets planned to take place – at around 12.30pm and 3.00pm, you can wander the grounds and then sit back, relax and soak up the mellow strains of jazz across the gardens on a peaceful summer afternoon!

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September 16th

The National Gardens Scheme

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Doddington Place Gardens
Doddington, Nr Sittingbourne,
Kent. ME9 0BB

T. 01795 886101
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