Set within 120 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, Lullingstone Castle is one of England’s oldest family estates, dating back to the time of Domesday. An historic family mansion frequented by Henry VIII and Queen Anne. It is also home to the UK’s first ever ‘World Garden of Plants’, containing some 8,000 plant species, cultivars and hybrids planted in their respective countries of origin, the vision of modern-day plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke.

2023 events

• Easter Egg Quiz – 8th, 9th, 10th April – 11am – 5pm

• MG Car Rally – 23rd April – 11am – 5pm
• Morgan Car Rally – 18th May – 11am – 5pm

• Medieval Weekend – 28th & 29th May – 11am – 5pm
• National Garden Scheme – 18th June – 11am – 5pm
• Lullingstone Quilt & Craft Festival – 14th, 15th, 16th July – 10.30am – 4.30pm

• Nightingale – 26th July – 2.30pm
• Merry Opera’s Cinderella ’23 – 2nd August – 2.30pm

• Plant Hunters Weekend – 26th, 27th, 28th August – 11am – 5pm
• Mexican Celebration Weekend – ‘Cactus at the Castle’ 16th & 17th September – 11am – 5pm
• Halloween Magic – 29th October – 11am – 6pm

Medieval Weekend – 28th & 29th May – 11am – 5pm
Don’t miss the transformation of Lullingstone into a magical medieval village, a chance to step back in time to experience the authentic sights and sounds. There will be ‘living history’ displays including live firing of cannons and mock battles, as well as character dress, tents and medieval weapons, courtesy of the remarkable Woodvilles medieval re-enactment group.

Lullingstone Craft & Quilt Festival – 14th, 15th, 16th July – 10.30am – 4.30pm

We are delighted to welcome Region 2 of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles to Lullingstone Castle for our Quilt and Craft festival, a wonderful celebration of craftsmanship from across Kent, Sussex and Surrey organised by the Region 2 Quilters’ Guild.
Visitors will enjoy artisan craft stalls and admire stunning quilt and patchwork exhibits created by the talented local members. There is an opportunity to immerse yourself in all things crafty with a variety of demonstrations and workshops.

Mexican Celebration Weekend – ‘Cactus at the Castle’ – 16th & 17th September – 11am – 5pm

Returning for 2023 is the popular Mexican celebration weekend, teaming up with the Cactus and Succulent Review for ‘Cactus at the Castle’. Tom Hart Dyke will lead two FREE guided tours of the World Garden including Mexico & the Cactus houses at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Visitors will also be able to browse around an array of plant stalls from leading nurseries and growers with cacti and Mexican plants, including a visit from the Mammillaria Society on the Sunday.

Lullingstone Castle & World Garden – Eynsford, Kent, DA4 0JA
Telephone: 01322 862114
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