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Hole Park Gardens

Ashford

Type:Garden

Hole Park, Benenden Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4JA

Tel: +44 01580 241344

Hole Park Gardens

About

Fifteen acres with formal gardens,meadow and woodlands. Hole Park is perhaps noted for topiary and an amazing display of spring colour, followed by stunning Wisteria and herbaceous borders.

Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

Visitors to the gardens in late April and early May will be captivated by the spectacular displays of bluebells which can be seen in the gardens and woodland.  The seating on the circular bluebell walk offers visitors a quiet time to reflect and enjoy the intense carpet of blue.  The recently restored Ice House can also be discovered on the bluebell walk.   Visitors at this time of year can also enjoying walking through the swathes of daffodil and narcissi and the wild flower meadows with primroses and fritillaries and later wild orchids.

In summer visitors can look forward to the scented roses and colourful herbaceous borders and later see the exotic border with its vivid colours and exotic blooms. 

Hole Park is a family owned estate which has been in the Barham family for the past four generations. Formalised gardens combine with natural woodland and cover some 15 acres. These extensive gardens were developed, laid out and planted by Colonel Barham, the great-grandfather of the present owners in the years between the two World Wars.  The present owners Edward and Clare Barham have created new features around the gardens including an exotic border for late summer and early autumn interest.  The sundial garden was renovated in 2013 and has been planted for a long flowering season.   Borders filled with alliums have been added to the camellia walk.

Light lunches and delicious homemade cakes are available in the coach house, where apple juice, beer brewed on the farm and homemade jam and honey produced from the fruit and bees on the Hole Park Estate can be purchased.

Please visit Hole Park's website for exact opening times as they vary throughout the year.


Special Events for 2019

Bluebell Spectacular – 15th April – 10th May
Wealden Times Midsummer Fair – 6th, 7th & 8th June
Jagfest – 16th June
Proms Spectacular – 24th & 25th August
Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend – 31st August & 1st September

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.50
Child£1.00
Garden Tours (minimum 15 people)£3.50 per ticket
Groups (groups of 15 or more)£7.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Events

Wednesday, 1st April 2020 - Monday, 8th June 2020

Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park GardensOften described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Afternoon tea on Sun, Bank Hol Mon only.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

Summer (12 June 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 18:00
Friday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed
Spring (30 Mar 2020 - 8 June 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 18:00

* Autumn Sundays
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th October

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