The award-winning Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent is open from 11am to 6pm every day between 1 April and 4 July 2021 before opening on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the rest of the season which ends on 31 October 2021. The gardens are also open on Sundays during October for autumn colour. New this year is the option to book tickets in advance of your visit, but please note we are still offering walk-up tickets on the gate.
Open on Wednesday and Thursday from Wednesday 7 July 2021 (11am to 6pm) until the end of October 2021
Open on Wednesday and Thursday until the end of October in addition to Autumn Sundays on 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st October 2021
The Coach House Tea Room is open 11am-6pm with delicious homemade cakes, scones and light lunches
In April, these extensive gardens (16 acres of garden and 10 acres of woodland) will be a riot of colour with magnolias and camellias in full bloom in early April. The meadows and woodland will also be a sea of primroses, wood anemones and dainty blue scillas before the bluebells take centre stage later in April.
Visitors can bring their well-behaved dogs on leads into the gardens and woodland.
From mid-April visitors can look forward to the amazing display of bluebells which are best appreciated by taking the circular woodland walk which also takes visitors past the solar powered renovated icehouse and on through the pretty garlic walk. The naturalised flowering meadows with their fritillaries and buttercups are also looking spectacular at this time of year.
Hole Park’s website will have a bluebell barometer which will be updated regularly in April.
In May the gardens are full of tulips, roses and clematis and the vineyard garden has several impressive standard wisterias to admire. Rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom throughout the gardens. Wild orchids can be in the meadows and these flower alongside the delightful spires and star-shaped flowers of camassia. The sundial garden provides a view over the Wealden countryside through an oval window shaped in the topiary hedge.
A circular network of hard paths enables visitors of all ages, including those who require a wheelchair, to enjoy the gardens. Wheelchairs may be reserved free of charge and there are full disability WC facilities.
Light lunches, delicious homemade cakes and cream teas are available in the coach house tearoom which also offers apple juice, local beer and homemade jam and honey which are produced on the Hole Park Estate.
There is also a plant stall next to the coach house.
Along-side the coach house tea room which also has outside seating there is also a dedicated tearoom for groups. Free parking for cars and coaches and conducted tours can also be arranged for groups by prior arrangement.
Admission Prices: Adults £9.00, Children £1 (5 – 16 years)
Guided Garden Tours £3.50 per person (minimum £50).
Season Tickets £25
Hole Park is situated 4 miles west of Tenterden on the B2086 between Rolvenden and Benenden