Our next event is the WW2 Weekend over three days – 25th, 26th & 27th May

Provisional Kitchen Garden Open Days 2024

Last years Kitchen Garden Open Days were a resounding success the following provisional dates for 2024 have been announced subject to volunteer availability.

Provisional Open Day dates:

Sat 25th May > Mon 27th May – Dover Castle WW2 Weekend

Sat 8th June – General browsing day

Sat 6th July – General browsing day

Sat 20th / Sun 21st July – General browsing day

Sat 3rd August – General browsing day

Sat 24th / Sun 25th August – Kitchen Garden Produce Weekend


Our next Kitchen Garden Open days…….

Our next Open Days are Sat 25th, Sun 26th & Mon 27th May.

We will be open from 10 am till 4 pm.

These open days coincide with the Dover Castle WW2 weekend and the Kitchen Garden volunteers will be dressing in authentic period clothing. They will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the period items on display which will include weapons and equipment. Our ‘Women’s Land Army’ girls will be working the various plots whilst the Home Guard patrol the Rampart Walkway. There will also be a Royal Artillery Major and a Royal Army Service Corps Captain to help keep things in order!

The Rampart Walkway with its spectacular views over Dover will be accessible as will Treasurers Tower.

We will have a range of plants and herbs (all grown at the Castle) available on the basis of a ‘suggested donation amount’.

It is free to enter the garden but please remember you will need a valid English Heritage Dover Castle entry ticket. This is a ‘special event’ and there is a small additional charge to pay for EH/FODC members. Please see the English Heritage Website for details.