Westgate Parks

Westgate Parks – diverse past, exciting future


Situated alongside the Great Stour in the historic city of Canterbury, Westgate Parks are four unique green spaces. Use this website to plan your visit, find out about Heritage and get involved through volunteering and community activities.


About Westgate Parks

Westgate Parks are owned by Canterbury City Council, who manage and maintain them in partnership with the Friends group. After the five-year Heritage Lottery Fund project ended in 2018, the Friends of Westgate Parks became a Registered Charity (no. 1178364).

About Friends of Westgate Parks
Westgate Gardens
Westgate Gardens


Education programs

Available related education programs include river and bat walks, archaeological digs, and forest school activities for children and adults.

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Canterbury Festival

This year's Canterbury Festival runs from Saturday 16th to Saturday 30th October 2021. There's walks, talks, art, performance, music & much more.

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Help the Westgate Friends

We urgently need new volunteers to help maintain the physic garden, assist with collecting litter and also need new trustees – and funds to keep up our activities.

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