To the rear of the House of Agnes is the largest walled garden in Canterbury, complete with heritage-listed miniature maze.
Our garden has recently undergone a transformation; the intention is to bring it back to its original Victorian splendor. A romantic wooden gazebo with tiled roof is now nestled beside the maze and is a stunning backdrop for weddings as well as being a tiny haven for those who wish to sit and reflect.
Alongside the gazebo is the start of what will be an impressive raised Victorian garden. The plants and flowers have been specially selected to encourage natural garden visitors such as bees and butterfies. As well as the typical Victorian favourites of lupins, hollyhocks and foxgloves there is also an abundance of herbs and fragrant flowers; highly colored roses and climbers such as clematis provide height and variation. Once its all 'bedded down' we should all be privvy to a rainbow of seasonal color and scents reminiscent of bygone days.
The magnificent, centuries old Ash tree situated on our huge lawn is a proud centrepiece and is a shady option for guests who wish to enjoy the garden whilst sipping a glass of wine or a cool cider. As there is also a set of 'boules' available at reception we are hoping more of our guests will take advantage and enjoy a game on the spacious lawn. As time goes past we intend making the garden at the House of Agnes a real show-stopper. It is always a surprise to our guests and visitors to see such a large area behind the tiny frontage evident from St Dunstans Street. In time we hope that the garden will be one of the main features of a stay with us and that you will get as much enjoyment in viewing it as we have had creating it!