Russell Gardens in Dover are a Grade II listed park, that is listed in the English Heritage Register of Parks & Gardens of Special Historic interest and covers 10 hectares. There is a children’s play area, and lots of areas to rest and appreciate the garden, which were originally built as a grand country house and estate, known as Kearsney Court. The ecology of Russell Gardens, as well as Kearsney Abbey park of which it is a part, is shaped by the River Dour, a spring-fed, fast-flowing chalk stream. Water is an important feature of both of these outdoor spaces.

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The western car park - opposite Russell Gardens - has some disabled parking.

Kearsney Train station – five minutes.

Must keep dogs on their leads on the north side of Kearsney Abbey (near café), the old mill pond area and in Russell Gardens. Dogs can be let off their leads on the south side of Kearsney Abbey.

Cafe • Toilet

Picture Credit: © Dover District Council.

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