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Gardens Open, from 27 May 2017


Open Gardens Weekend 2017

Open Gardens Weekend 2017


Canterbury Cathedral Visits

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The Precincts,

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As part of the National Garden Scheme, the Cathedral is opening its private gardens to raise money for charity. Open Gardens celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and is must for anyone who loves and appreciates the skill and art of gardening.

Visitors will have an opportunity to wander around the Precincts and enjoy the fragrances, colours and natural beauty of the gardens, plus take away a plant, providing a potted memory of Canterbury.

This year is marked by the opening of The Friends Garden to celebrate their 90th Anniversary.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 May 2017 11:00 to 17:00
Sun 28 May 2017 14:00 to 17:00


Normal Precinct charges apply (not on Sunday after 14:00) plus a £5.00 charge each day to enter the gardens.


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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27959 Long: 1.08189

Canterbury Cathedral is located in the centre of Canterbury, within walking distance of both Canterbury East and West stations. Canterbury is only 30 minutes drive from Dover (continental ferries) and Folkestone (Eurotunnel), making it an ideal stop-over en route to London. Fast speed trains bring passengers from Canterbury to London within 56 minutes.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome