Hole Park

Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent can be enjoyed by visitors throughout the seasons. The 16 acres of beautifully laid out gardens and adjoining 10 acres of woodlands have been in the Barham family for four generations, since the current owners great grandfather arrived there in 1911.

statue_webThe formal gardens, defined by extensive yew hedges, walled gardens, pools and statues offer plenty of space in which to relax. There are ample benches on which to rest and swings and areas for the children to enjoy.

statue webIn spring the bluebell wood is popular with visitors who come to see one of the best bluebell displays in the country. The circular walk and paths lead visitors through the bluebells and primroses and over bridges and steams into spectacular garlic valley. The rhododendron and azaleas and the most amazing standard wisterias are followed by colourful herbaceous borders in summer before the acers and exotic border take centre stage in autumn.

After enjoying the gardens and woodland, visitors can relax in the coach house and enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes. Also available to purchase is homemade jam and honey produced from the fruit and bees on the Hole Park estate, as well as locally produced apple juice and beer.

There is a plant stall next to the tea rooms.

Hole Park is open every day between 11am and 6pm until the second week of June and then opens on Wednesdays and Thursdays in summer with additional Sundays in October.

For more information please visit www.holepark.com or call 01580 241344/241386.

Admission is £7 for adults and £1 for children.

Hole Park is situated 4 miles west of Tenterden on the B2086 between Rolvenden and Cranbrook. Follow the AA signs for the spring and bluebell spectacular.