Shore Excursion from Dover – example itinerary 3

If the land lubber in you is just screaming to get out, there are some wonderful gardens on dry land within easy reach of Dover.

Vita Sackville-West’s garden at Sissinghurst Castle is a dream. The original White Garden is at it’s best in mid June, but the art of a great garden is that it looks good at any time in the growing year and Sissinghurst surely does.

Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd, most well-known for his juxtapositioning of colour and texture – this garden is truly an education about breaking convention. The family home is also open to the public.

Hole Park Garden, still privately owned, is a 15 acre gem and if you love wisteria then this must be your pilgrimage place.