The Salutation © R. Breese, Lutyens Trust Photo Archive 2013

Barham Court, garden front © R. Breese, Lutyens Trust Photo Archive 2013

Great Maytham, garden front © R. Breese, Lutyens Trust Photo Archive 2013

Great Dixter © M. Edwards, Lutyens Trust Photo Archive 2013

Wittersham House © A. Capo-Bianco, Lutyens Trust Photo Archive 2013


(timings are approximate, and subject to confirmation)

Day 1

The Salutation, Knightrider St, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EW

10:30am for 10:45am arrive at Knightrider Street for The Salutation. Parking is available outside the gate (Pay & Display). Coffees are available in the front forecourt for anyone arriving early, but are not included in the price.

10:45am-11:45am Guided tour of the Gardens with either Steve Edney – Head Gardener or Sam Scarlett – Duty Head Gardener.

11:45am-12:15pm free time to explore the ground floor public rooms.

12:15pm-1:15pm Buffet lunch in the Dining Room (also terrace if weather permitting)

1:30pm Depart for Barham Court

Barham Court, Barham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6PD

2pm arrive at Barham Court (parking is available in the signposted field, close to the house)

2:10pm-3:30pm guided tour of the House and Gardens by Peter & Kate Cox, followed by a cup of tea in the gardens (weather permitting).

Day 2

Great Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent TN17 4NE

9:30am arrival at Great Maytham (parking on the drive)

9:40am Welcome by Sir Terry Farrell

10am-11:30am Free time to explore the Exhibition (Lutyens/Jekyll/Tennant/Hodgson-Burnett), Ground Floor Public Areas and the Gardens, including The Secret Garden and Gate Lodge.

11:35am Depart for Great Dixter

Great Dixter, Northiam, E. Sussex TN31 6PH

11:50am arrive at Great Dixter – parking is available in the public carpark (free)

12noon-1:15pmvisit public part of House and free time to explore gardens

1:15pm-2pm Lunch in The Loggia

2pm-2:45pm explore Lutyens-wing of the House

2:50pm Depart for Wittersham House

Wittersham House, Wittersham, Kent TN30 7ED

3:10pm arrive at Wittersham House – parking on the drive.

Meet Mrs Mary Mallet for a tour of her house and gardens.

4:15pm depart.

East Kent & Sussex Tour

Tuesday 2nd-Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 10:30am-4:30pm

Starting point: The Salutation, Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EW

Join us for the 2-day tour of Lutyens in Kent & E.Sussex, with visits to The Salutation, Barham Court, Great Maytham, Great Dixter and Wittersham House. Tickets are available for either or both days.

Day One

The Salutation – guided tour of the stunning formal gardens by the Head Gardener, free time in the ground floor rooms of the house and lunch in the Dining Room.

Barham Court – by kind permission of the owners we will be able to visit this private residence and its beautiful gardens. This is a real treat, as the house is rarely open to the public.

Day Two

Great Maytham – Sir Terry Farrell will be there to welcome us to his home and to show us the capriccio of 150 of Lutyens’s works by artist Carl Laubin. The visit will include access to the ground floor rooms and a special exhibition documenting the House’s association with Lutyens, Jekyll, the Tennants (Lutyens’s clients) and the author Frances Hodgson-Burnett. Plus explore the gardens, outbuildings (exterior only).

Great Dixter – by special permission of the trustees, we will be given a guided tour of the Lutyens-wing at Dixter which is usually closed to the public. We will also see the public part of the House and have freetime to explore the beautiful gardens by Christopher Lloyd. Lunch will be served in the Garden Loggia.

Wittersham House – by kind permission of the owner we will be able to visit this private residence and its gardens. This is a real treat, as the house is rarely open to the public. Lutyens also designed Le Bois des Moutiers; Maison des Communes and Domaine du Ranguine in France for the family.

Price £95 per person per day or £180 for both days. Non-members can attend for an extra £5 per day


For those of you with Sat-Navs, please use the following postcodes:

The Salutation CT13 9EW

Barham Court CT4 6PD

Great Maytham Hall TN17 4NE

Great Dixter TN31 6PH

Wittersham House TN30 7ED

Parking is free and on-site, with the exception of The Salutation which has a Pay & Display car park in Knightrider Street.

Printed paper directions will be available from the tour leader at The Salutation. Please let me know if you will require a set.

Trains from London to Sandwich run from St Pancras International with Southeastern High Speed via Ashford International. For advice on which services to use from your address, please contact Rebecca Lilley via


Members are reminded that they should have valid travel insurance for this event.


Members are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. However, subject to availability, it may be possible to book accommodation at The Salutation. For more information please call them direct on 01304 619919 or email

Dietary Requirements

Vegetarian options will be available at both The Salutation and Great Dixter. However, if you have a food allergy or intolerance please notify Rebecca Lilley via in advance.

Online bookings

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Manual bookings

For postal applications please send a SAE and a cheque made payable to “The Lutyens Trust” to Rebecca Lilley, Trust Secretary, Danewood, Crundale, Canterbury, Kent CT4 7EF. Remember to specify which dates you would like to attend, and any dietary requirements.