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. 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 30th March to Saturday 8th June – Open daily (including renowned Bluebell season late April/early May) Summer: 12th June to 31st October – Wednesdays & Thursdays Autumn: Sundays – 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th October
Admission Rates: Adults: £7.50, Groups: £7.00 (minimum 15), Children: £1.00
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, 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. (Minimum 15)
Events: Wealden Times Midsummer Fair, Jagfest, Proms Spectacular & Napoleonic Re-enactment (please see for 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
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Location: 4 miles south west of Tenterden, mid-way between the villages of Rolvenden and Benenden on the B2086

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