No country house of merit would be complete without extensive gardens and grounds and Quex House is no exception. There are 15 acres of beautiful, informal gardens available for visitors to explore, including lawns, herbaceous borders, a shrub border, exotic trees, ponds, statues, a woodland walk, monument, wildlife pond, children's maze, croquet lawn and a Victorian Walled Garden.
In the early 19th century John Powell-Powell had the exceptional foresight not only to amalgamate two farms to form Quex Park, but also began a programme of tree planting which today makes Quex the only area of Thanet to boast fully mature woodlands. Chestnut, oak, beech, ash and coniferous trees proliferate.
Good garden management means that 'green' practices such as recycling, composting and avoiding the use of artificial insecticides make the environment attractive to many local varieties of moth, butterfly and dragonfly. Doves, ducks and peacocks are permanent residents in the gardens.