The Pines Gardens

The Pines Gardens is an Attraction. Area Dover


Beach Road
St Margaret's Bay
CT15 6DZ

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Useful info

  • Available: Family-friendly
  • Available: Dog-friendly
  • Available: Conference venue
  • Available: Food and drink on site
  • Available: Green tourism award or accreditation
  • Available: Guide dogs, Hearing dogs and Registered assistance dogs welcome
  • Available: Nature-positive initiatives
  • Available: On-site parking (charges may apply)
  • Available: Reduced food miles, local seasonal produce, plant-based options
  • Available: Visitor toilet/s
  • Available: Wedding venue
  • Available: Accessible toilet/s
  • Available: Baby changing
  • Available: Wheelchair user friendly


Free entry


This six-acre garden nestled into a valley behind the white cliffs has many fine features including a specially-created grass labyrinth, a food growing Hugelkultur system, secret wildlife walkways, a bronze statue of Winston Churchill and a 17th-century Facade rescued from a London building!

There are extensive paths for buggies and wheelchairs and plenty of seating to enjoy the picturesque views of the garden, the cliffs and sea beyond at any time of the year.

The Pines Garden has been run organically since Spring 2002. This means far more than just avoiding herbicides and pesticides. It involves working in harmony with nature’s systems to restore biodiversity, composting and recycling waste materials, and using non-destructive methods of maintenance and pest control. The garden is signposted with information on the sustainable gardening practices used to help visitors learn how to make their own gardens more environmentally friendly.

At the centre of the garden sits the award-winning conference, training and events centre, The Pines Calyx. The building is an exemplar of low-carbon design, blending centuries-old construction methods with 21st-century technologies. The Calyx is available for private hire for events such as weddings - please contact the team to discuss requirements.

Entrance to the garden is by donation and dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

The Pines Tea Room is adjacent to the garden.