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The Leeds Castle Foundation was established by its last owner, Olive, Lady Baillie (1899 – 1974), an Anglo-American heiress, who wanted the castle to be available to the public for the arts and for conferences.
The Culpeper Garden is named after the family who owned Leeds Castle in the 17th century and was originally the site of the castle’s kitchen garden. It was opened in 1999 by HRH Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Leeds Castle Foundation and was designed by the landscape architect, Christopher Carter.
Leeds Castle is also a venue for film & photo shooting, field sports, cultural, corporate and private events, such as concerts, receptions, weddings, and various other attractions such as falconry...
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