The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Hole Park Gardens

Situated in the High Weald on the Kent and Sussex borders, Hole Park Garden is one of the Garden of England’s best-kept secrets. Spread over 15 acres is a garden for all seasons, set in the heart of the English countryside. Hole Park is located on the edge of the picturesque Weald village of Rolvenden. Hole Park has been owned by the Barham family for the past four generations. This outstandingly beautiful country house garden reflects the care and long-term planning that is unique to family-owned estates.

Formal, walled, meadow and woodland gardens are a feature and Hole Park is perhaps best noted for the extensive topiary, fine lawns and specimen trees and an amazing display of spring colour from the bluebells and rhododendrons, followed by stunning Wisteria and herbaceous borders.

Many visitors combine their visit to Hole Park Gardens with a trip to the historic Cinque Port of Tenterden, Sissinghurst Gardens or Great Dixter, only 6 miles distant.

Fact File

Opening Times: All openings 11am – 6pm. Spring - Saturday 1st April – Saturday 10th June – Open daily (Including renowned bluebell season late April/early May) Summer - 14th June to 31st October - Wednesdays & Thursdays. Autumn Sundays - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th October
Admission Rates: Adults: £7.00, Children: £1.00
Group Rates: Groups are our speciality and are welcome at any time throughout the season.
Facilities: Picnic area, homemade teas and light lunches, plant stall and gifts.
Disabled Access: Yes, wheelchair loan (please pre book) and WC.
Tours: Conducted tours of the gardens by the Owner or Head Gardener. Prior booking is essential.
Events: Wealden Times Midsummer Fair and Napoleonic Re-enactment’
– Please see website for details.
Coach/Car Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 1.5 – 2 hours + lunch if taken.
Booking Contact: Edward Barham,
Hole Park Estate, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4JA
Telephone: 01580 241344
Location: 4 miles south west of Tenterden, mid-way between the villages of Rolvenden and Benenden on the B2086

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