Category: Estate


The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership (KSCP) is an organisation built on the core aim of conserving, restoring and celebrating the glory of nature and landscapes. For two decades KSCP has had the pleasure and privilege of working with Godinton House and Gardens. Like the strong, withstanding trunk, of a mighty oak tree, Godinton has firmFind out more

Farming on the Estate

I’m sure many of you have bumped into either myself or Andy and sheepdog Bob whilst we are out and about checking our beautiful sheep and lambs. Myself and husband Andy, along with our now 3 year old daughter Olivia, were delighted to have the opportunity to take on the farming tenancy here at WortenFind out more

Map of Godinton Estate

Maps and plans This delightful map of the Godinton Estate by Samuel Pierse, 1621, shows the early house and farm buildings surrounded by walled gardens, ponds, orchards and the parkland fields and woods. This map, along with the account book kept by Captain Nicholas Toke and his nephew Sir Nicholas Toke between 1618 and 1704,Find out more

Balls Wood Felling

Balls wood is an ancient woodland, rich in both historical and environmental significance,  located to the north of the main house. In recent years, the woodland has been devastated by the effects of the Ash dieback disease. In response, a plan of operations has been developed and implemented, with input from the Forestry Commission andFind out more

Garden re-opening

Garden Opening from Tuesday 30th June We are delighted to be able to offer pre-booked tickets for the garden from Tuesday 30th June. The garden will open Tuesday to Sunday from 1pm to 6pm (last booked entry 5pm). Please complete the on-line form on our website with your preferred date and time, you will then be sentFind out more

Covid-19 Statement, 5th June 2020

Friday 5th June 2020 It has been heart-warming to welcome our Garden Season Ticket holders back this week and at last be able to share the beautiful gardens again – albeit on reduced opening hours. We thank them for their feedback, which has helped us improve our procedures for opening safely. From Tuesday 9th June, openingFind out more

Looking after our trees

The Godinton Estate is fortunate enough to have thousands of trees across it, but as we are open to the public, we have to be vigilant in managing our trees to ensure the safety of all our visitors. As a result, tree surgeons check our trees regularly – they can do this by visual examination,Find out more