Great Comp Garden
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 over 80 Magnolias in 50+ varieties followed by 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.
The garden is home to the Dyson Salvia collection. William is regarded as one of Europe’s leading Salvia experts, and his extensive collection can be found within the garden. The Salvias are in bloom from June through to the end of October.
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.
Images copyright: © Charlotte Baker © Peter Davin © Sarah Cuttle © Vikki Rimmer
Opening Times: Open daily 1st March - 31st October (10am – 5pm) and Thursday – Saturday in November (11am – 3pm)
Admission Rates: £9.50 Adult | £8.50 Concession. See website for all admission prices including annual passes.
Group Rates: £8.50 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: Please see our website for event 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: March 2023