The beautiful Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent are now open to visitors every Wednesday and Thursday until the end of October.
Visitors can enjoy all the summer blooms around the 16 acre gardens but also marvel at the new tree carving of a family of bears climbing an oak tree to reach a honey pot!
Also new this year and one of the highlights for the summer is the newly planted long herbaceous border which will take on a pink and blue theme, close to the original colours used by the late Christopher Lloyd when he first designed the border at Hole Park.
Hole Park is one of the attractions which belong to the Seven Wonders of the Weald and these delightful gardens, which are made up of formal gardens, meadows and woodland, are owned and managed by the Barham family.
The late flowering agapanthus and exotic border with its cannas and dahlias are also at their best in the summer months.
Other areas of the garden with summer blooms include the sundial garden which is full of scented roses and clematis and the vineyard with its hydrangeas and climbing roses.
A circular network of hard paths enables visitors of all ages, including those with disabilities, to explore the gardens. Wheelchairs may be reserved free of charge and there are full disability WC facilities.
Light lunches and delicious homemade cakes are available in the coach house where apple juice, local beer and homemade jam and honey produced from the fruit and bees on the Hole Park Estate can be purchased. There is also a small plant stall next to the coach house.
There is a dedicated tea room for groups, free parking for cars and coaches and conducted tours can also be arranged for groups by prior arrangement.
Admission: £7.00 for adults and £1 for children. The gardens are open 11am to 6pm.
Hole Park is situated 4 miles west of Tenterden on the B2086 between Rolvenden and Benenden.
Summer – 14 June to 31 October – Wednesdays & Thursdays
Autumn Sundays – 1, 8, 22 and 29 October 2017
All other times by appointment
For more information please visit www.holepark.com or telephone
01580 241344 / 241386. Group bookings should be made in advance.