Mount Ephraim Gardens
Ten acres of Edwardian gardens to explore within an 800 acre family owned estate and with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The rose gardens and terraces along with the Japanese rock garden and bridge combine to create a charming experience - a monument to an age gone by. Unusual topiary featuring a miscellany of birds, animals and First World War memorabilia sit alongside a traditional herbaceous border and Millennium Rose Garden abundant with scented roses. Other highlights include an arboretum, lake and water garden, many mature trees and a spectacular grass maze. With an extensive collection of spring bulbs, trees and shrubs, the gardens offer something different throughout the year. No two visits are ever the same.
The estate has been owned by the Dawes family since 1695 and is still run by the family today. It's this family touch that lends Mount Ephraim Gardens their personal charm.
The property also boasts the West Wing Tea Room plus five ensuite guest rooms and the Garden Wing sleeping 12, should you wish to stay and explore the local area.
Opening Times: Open April to September on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 5pm.
Admission Rates: £7 per adult, £2.50 per child (aged 4-16), £1 disabled access
Group Rates: Minimum group size 10. Group £6.00 per person
Facilities: West Wing Tea Room, Car Park and Toilets, Guest Rooms and self catering accommodation.
Guided Tours: Guided tours available, prior booking is essential.
Special Events: There are a selected number of special events throughout the season, see website for details.
Disabled Access: Disabled Toilets on site but access limited due to the sloping nature of the garden.
Toilets: Yes including disabled toilet.
Coach/Car Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2-2.5 hours.
Booking Contact: Lucy Dawes, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent ME13 9TX.
Telephone: 01227 751496
Location: Just off the end of the M2 near Whitstable and Canterbury