Vintage Tea & Fair


Pilgrims Hospices #VintageTea & Fair is back!

Join us in Canterbury’s beautiful Westgate Gardens for a summer tea party with a vintage twist. What better way to spend a July afternoon than watching the punts pass gently by on the river as you enjoy a pot of tea, a slice of delicious cake and a little retail therapy at our luxury vintage craft stalls?

We encourage everyone to wear their best vintage dress!

Enjoy a summer day out at our Vintage Tea and Fair and help Pilgrims Hospices to support people across east Kent who are living with incurable illness.

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Take in the wonders of Westgate Gardens

This is one of the city’s showpiece gardens, admired and enjoyed by residents and visitors. The river, with its ever-present ducks and summertime punts, is just one of the features which makes Westgate Gardens special.

The Oriental plane tree reputed to be 200 years old

It is situated alongside Westgate Towers, the city’s 600-year-old gatehouse, and has been a public open space since the Middle Ages, making it one of England’s oldest parks. Part of the gardens is an official ancient monument site because it covers the remains of the old Roman wall and London road gate.

There’s a Norman archway, but it was probably moved there from St Augustine’s Abbey in Victorian times.

It has a 200-year-old Oriental plane tree – the one with the huge trunk – which is believed to be the oldest specimen in the country. It is rumoured that the trunk has actually engulfed a metal seat which once encircled it.

Westgate Gardens
St Peter’s St, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, UK
Phone: +44 1227 378100


Jul 12 2019


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Westgate Gardens
St Peter's St, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, UK

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