About the garden
Tom Hart Dyke
The World Garden is located within a two-acre, 18th-century Walled Garden in the beautiful grounds of Lullingstone Castle, where heritage meets cutting-edge horticulture. The garden is laid out in the shape of a miniature map of the world representing North & South America, Africa, Europe, Asia & Australasia – with thousands of varieties of plants showcased phytogeographically planted in their respective countries of origin.
The botanical diversity in The World Garden is extremely varied and includes:
- Marsh orchids and double coconut-smelling gorse in a springtime United Kingdom
- Evergreen foliage of the National Plant Collection of Eucalyptus, coupled with a sandy coloured Uluru (Ayers Rock)
- Red hot pokers of South Africa standing with a shimmering metal Baobab sculpture
- Rustling foliage of black bamboo contrasting with the glistening white bark of Himalayan birch
- Structural Mexican agaves, dasylirions and yuccas combined in mid-summer with salvias, dahlias and sunflowers in North America
- Pampas grass, Verbena bonariensis and the Vindaloo shrub thriving in South America
On average 80% of what is growing in your garden isn’t originally from this country. At The World Garden, we celebrate plant hunters past and present who introduced a plethora of botanical treasures from all over the world to our shores, including Britain’s richly diverse plant heritage.