Orchid Meadow and Woodland Walk
Heading through the moongate beyond the 2-acre walled area containing the World Garden, head towards the calming River Darent where you can walk amongst a substantial and varied Arboretum (tree collection), which includes the bulk of Lullingstone's National Collection of Eucalyptus - many 'hand picked' by Tom Hart Dyke on a sponsored expedition to Tasmania in 1999.
Upon crossing Lullingstone's first wooden bridge you enter the flat moist flood Plain Meadow - and you'll stumble upon Lullingstone's Orchid Meadow. This recently managed meadow has been planted with dozens of native orchids suited to this moist site, such as Marsh and Common Spotted Orchids. Please bear in mind that this meadow has only recently been improved - it'll take many years to reach its prime.
The best time to view the meadow is May - July. Beyond the Orchid Meadow follow the path into the Alder Tree woodland and be wowed by our new woodland walk, which traverses two new bridges over the stunning Darent River. Look out for Lullingstone's 1730s' Bathhouse and Icehouse.