A – Z of Locations: Q is for Quex Park

During this year I shall be posting photographs from places around the UK, many of which have not been published before. Where I have previously blogged about a location I will provide a link to the post, though you won’t be able to comment on it as I restrict comments to six months.

Q is for Quex Park

The Quex Park estate dates back to the 15th century. There is a Victorian walled garden, cucumber pit, woodland walk, croquet lawn and resident doves and peacocks.

The Grade II listed Quex House is located in Birchington close to the Thanet coast in Kent and home to the Powell-Cotton Museum which houses unique natural history dioramas of African and Asian animals and wildlife, culturally significant and meaningful world-culture objects and, local archaeology from the Thanet coastline.

My visit though was to see the historic Victorian Walled Gardens

which is still undergoing restoration.

But these are not the only attractions at the site which has 15-acres of gardens, an activity centre, play areas, adventure golf, Jungle Jim’s, the Maize mazes and build a base to keep the kids amused.

There is also a craft village, Quex Barn to buy your organic fish, meat and vegetables or sit for something to eat, The Secret Garden Centre, Mama Feelgood’s café and a packed programme of events.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

29 thoughts on “A – Z of Locations: Q is for Quex Park”

  1. Wow now you really are close to home, this is ten minutes drive from our house, and one of those fascinating quintessentially English places which can only have been compiled by a true eccentric. Great for music gigs too!

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