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Come and discover the finest garden in Kent…

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich, which is encircled by the old stone city walls, is an oasis of serenity waiting to be explored. At the heart of this stunning Kent attraction stands the Grade I-listed manor house, The Salutation, which was designed by famous English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Lutyens also devised the three-and-a-half acres of ornamental gardens with the help of Gertrude Jekyll. After lying neglected for 25 years, The Secret Gardens has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last four years thanks to the dedication of the owners and their determined team. Now restored to its original beauty, The Secret Gardens really is one of the finest gardens in Kent today.

Tea Room re-opening 22nd March

The Salutation Tea Room

Open Wednesday-Sunday throughout the Autumn. Come sample our delightful chocolate cream teas...

Past Events, Lectures And Courses

Past Events, Lectures And Courses

Here at The Secret Gardens of Sandwich we have a very busy year planned, with exhibitions, festivals and guest lectures...

Group Tours

Group Tours

The Secret Gardens is the perfect venue for a group day out. We offer exclusive discounts for group visits, guided tours, group teas and free coach parking.

The Secret Gardens Visitor Information

Everything you need to know about your visit to garden, including opening hours, admission prices and directions.

Salutation Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Our gift shop offers a range of truly magnificent gifts, and we believe them to be some of the finest products available...

Local Attractions


East Kent is alive with places to go and things to see. Why not use our map to find the best places to go while ...