Hidden Garden Gems

Westerham’s Hidden Garden Gems

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 1 – 5pm

A walking trail round Westerham’s Hidden Garden Gems. Cream teas and ‘The Swinghearts’ musical entertainment in aid of
The Hospice in the Weald

The route covers much of the town, so you will enjoy an extended afternoon’s stroll round some of Westerham’s quirky and interesting gardens: 

For visitors arriving by car, we recommend parking at the Darent Carpark (the first 3 hours are free) and following the map below which you can download and print here:



£10 for garden tour, cream tea and entertainment or
£5 for tea at Churchgate

In advance here, OR pay on the door wherever you start on the trail. Proceeds to Hospice in the Weald, and any extra donations are welcome!

The trail route visits the following gardens:

5 Quebec Square TN16 1TD. 

Once the area behind Westerham’s work house – now a tropical courtyard! Pause a while to remember the souls who have trod before you in this haven of imaginative planting.





8 New Street TN16 1RN

A tiny courtyard garden planted for our insect friends, with mixed borders and pots providing nectar over a long season – totally organic and wildlife friendly. And an oasis for humans, too! 


Outdoor Village Farley Nursery TN16 1RR

Built in 1937 by Mr Chilman, the set of models includes buildings that no longer exist, such as Elm View Mill. 

Trotts Lane Allotments

Fforchwen , Buckham Thorns Road TN16 1ET

Venture up to the very end of Buckham Thorns Road to discover a hidden delight – and be sure to check out the mouthwatering kitchen garden behind the house! 



Currant Hill Cottage, South Bank TN16 1EN 

A small cottage garden which has evolved from a children’s play and adventure territory, to a tranquil space to wander peacefully and find a corner to sit with a book.   Expanding the colour palette, the result of an extra pair of hands recently, contributes to the attraction of this garden of rooms.  Like all gardens it continues to grow.




Churchgate The Green TN16 1AS (Cream Teas all afternoon  and Musical entertainment 3.30pm)

This old Inn’s gardens can tell a tale or two about Westerham’s history – see if you can identify what the holes in the wall were for – or wonder who lies in the unmarked grave the wrong side of the church wall…. 


Quebec Avenue TN16 1TD Wood Sculptures

Mr Owl and the toadstools welcome visitors on their walk from the carpark up through the churchyard into town.The chainsaw carvings were made by Alasdair Craig at www.sussexchainsaw.com, from a fallen beech on the Squerryes estate. Before you leave the carpark, see if you can spot Mr Otter, who plays along the river bank, and Squirrel Nutkin who invites you to read the noticeboard. Keep checking back in Westerham for the appearance of more friends! 

7 Darenth Gardens TN16 1DD 

This quirky garden has been lovingly built by the owners Paul and Margaret. Paul has created many characters from wood and the characters are clothed by garments from the Hospice Shop. Whilst the garden  can be viewed from the footpath between the Darent Car Park and the town,  the owners have given permission for access to the garden for better photos by the back gate which will be open.

Return to the Darent Car Park close by…..but come back soon!