Hole Park Gardens

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Situated in the High Weald on the Kent and Sussex borders, Hole Park Gardens 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. The Rose Garden is undergoing a transformation to mark the Centenary of the gardens in 2023.

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: Easter Monday 1st April to Sunday 30th June – open daily (including renowned Bluebell season late April/early May)
Summer: Then Wednesdays and Thursdays July til the end of October.
Autumn: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in October. 11am to dusk.
Admission Rates: Adults: £12.00 at the gate, bookings in advance in person or online £11.00. Groups £11 Groups will be welcomed by the Owner or Head Gardener. Driver free entry. (minimum 15), Children 5-17: £2.50
Group Rates: Groups are our speciality and are welcome at any time throughout the season. Pre-book in advance.
Facilities: Picnic area, homemade teas and light lunches and plant stall
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. (Minimum 15)
Events: Bluebell Spectacular & Wealden Times Midsummer Fair
(please see www.holepark.com for more details)
Coach/Car Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
Booking Contact: Edward Barham, Hole Park Estate, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4JA
Telephone: 01580 241344
Email: General Enquiries info@holepark.com & Group Bookings events@holepark.com
Website: www.holepark.com
Location: 4 miles south west of Tenterden, mid-way between the villages of Rolvenden and Benenden on the B2086.

Updated: February 2024