Penshurst Place and Gardens
The historic walled gardens are the jewel in the crown of Penshurst Place; with records dating back to 1346, they provide a superb example of Elizabethan garden design. In this historic garden you will find 11 acres of individual "rooms" separated by over one mile of yew hedging providing a variety of form, foliage and bloom throughout the year. Spring brings with it an eruption of new growth and colour, including the Italian Garden's 12,500 yellow Jewel of Spring Tulips and in the latter part of the season, 100 metres of blush pink Peonies in the Nut Garden.
Elsewhere in the gardens, visitors can discover ample Cherry, Apple and Pear Blossoms, and beautiful Magnolias.
During your visit, be sure to admire the Blue & Yellow Border, featuring two varieties of Iris specially bred for Penshurst Place, or take a stroll through the newly restored George Carter Walk and Union Jack Flag Garden before enjoying a hot drink and a slice of cake in one of two on-site cafes, or browsing the plants on offer in the Plant Centre, just outside of our main Gift Shop.
All of this set alongside fountains, ancient trees, woodland and heraldic topiary and it is easy to see why Penshurst Place is one of Kent's most enduring and cherished privately-owned gardens.
Opening Times: Weekends from 15th February to 22nd March. Daily from 28th March to 1st November.
Admission Rates: To Gardens: Adults £10.50, Child (5-16) £6.00, Family Ticket (2+2) £31.00. Entrance to House additional charge.
Group Rates: Freeflow entry to House & Grounds Adults 10.00, Child £5.00. House or Garden Tour, Adults £12.00, Child £5.50.
Combined House & Garden Tour, Adults £19.50, Child £10.00. Tours with the Head Gardener an additional £100.00 per group. Student and Garden only group rates available on request.
Facilities: A collection of staterooms, 11 acres of formal gardens, Gift Shop, Garden Restaurant, Porcupine Pantry Cafe, Plant Centre, Toy Museum & Woodland Trail
Disabled Access: Garden Yes, House DVD of state rooms in Baron's Hall. Toilet and parking for disabled visitors are on site, wheel chairs on loan, booking necessary.
Tours/Events: Special joint entrance with other nearby attractions. Penshurst breakfast, lunch and cream tea and high tea for groups if pre-booked. Also combined 'Tea & Tour' and 'Lunch & Tour' special offers for groups. A full events programme throughout the season, see website for details.
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2 - 3 hours
Booking Contact: Wendy Warshafsky, Head of Visitor Services. Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Nr Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Telephone: 01892 870307
Location: M25 junction 5, follow A21 to Hastings. Exit at Hildenborough then follow brown tourists signs.
Updated: December 2019