The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Great Comp Garden

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018 Great Comp Garden is an exceptionally beautiful 7-acre garden surrounding an early 17th century manor. The skilful design of sweeping lawns, winding woodland paths and formal areas entices the visitor to explore around the next corner. Romantic ruins combine with luxuriant planting to great effect, allowing panoramic views of the garden whilst creating the perfect microclimate for the extensive range of exotic plants collected by their RHS Award Winning Curator, William Dyson.

In Spring the garden erupts into bloom with numerous Magnolias, Azaleas and Rhododendrons, under-planted with large drifts of Hellebores and bulbs whilst Summer brings warmth and extravagance from the rich and fiery colours of Salvias, Dahlias, Kniphofias, Crocosmias and Fuchsias; these are punctuated with ornamental grasses in great variety. Also on offer at Great Comp are delicious homemade teas and lunches in the Old Dairy Tearoom and an eclectic range of choice and unusual plants from Dyson’s Nurseries.

Fact File

Opening Times: 1st April – 31st October, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Admission Rates: Adults £8, Concessions £7, Children (6-17) £3 | Annual Ticket: Adults – £24, Concession - £20,
Joint Concession - £38, Family - £50.
Group Rates: £7 per person. Can open earlier for groups upon request.
Facilities: Tearoom/restaurant, nursery for plant sales
Disabled Access: Yes, wheelchair loan available (booking required)
Toilet On Site: Yes.
Tours/Events: Snowdrop Sensation, Sunday 18th February (2) Spring Fling plant fair, Sunday 15th April
(3) Hens & Gardens, Saturday 16th June
(4) The Great Comp Summer Show, Sat & Sun 11th & 12th August
(5) The Great Comp Food Festival, 15th & 16th September (6) Autumn Extravaganza, Sat & Sun 13th & 14th October.
Please see our website for more events/details.
Car Parking: FREE Parking.
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
Booking Contact: The Curator, Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Nr. Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8QS
Booking Telephone: 01732 885094
Location: Great Comp is about 2 miles from Borough Green. Follow the brown sign posts on the A20 near Wrotham Heath and along the B2016, Seven Mile Lane.

Updated: 11/12/2017

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