The Queen Mother's Garden, Walmer Castle, Walmer, Kent

David Sellman2002

Historic England

Historic England
London, United Kingdom

Walmer Castle was begun by Henry VIII in 1539 as part of a system of fortifications around the coast of southern Britain which also included nearby Deal and Sandown Castles. By the end of the 17th century the castles had become obsolete as fortresses and in 1708 Walmer Castle became the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The most significant recent addition to the grounds is the garden created in 1997 by Penelope Hobhouse, as a gift from English Heritage to commemorate the ninety-fifth birthday of the then Lord Warden, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Historic England Archive K040149.


  • Title: The Queen Mother's Garden, Walmer Castle, Walmer, Kent
  • Creator: David Sellman
  • Date Created: 2002
  • Rights: Copyright Historic England Archive

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