insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 84

VISITKENT HEVER CASTLE & GARDENS This spring, celebrate Easter, May Day and the spectacular spring gardens at the romantic childhood home of Anne Boleyn. In the Year of the English Garden, discover magnificent award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds at Hever Castle. Dating back to the 13th century, the romantic doublemoated Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and the setting for her courtship with King Henry VIII. It is said that Henry first saw Anne in her father’s garden at Hever. Today, much of what you see is the result of the remarkable efforts of William Waldorf Astor, once the richest man in America, who