Discover the Bears at Hole Park Gardens this Summer

Discover the Bears at Hole Park Gardens this Summer

The beautiful Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent are now open to visitors every Wednesday and Thursday until the end of October.

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.

The late flowering agapanthus and exotic border with its cannas and dahlias are also at their best in the summer months. The garden has been planted for colour throughout the seasons and in summer visitors can look forward to the scented roses and colourful herbaceous borders. In late summer see the unique late flowering Hole Park Blue agapanthus and the exotic border with its vivid colours and exotic blooms.


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.

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 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. Autumn Sundays – 1, 8, 22 and 29 October 2017


Hole Park is situated 4 miles west of Tenterden on the B2086 between Rolvenden and Benenden. Summer – 14 June to 31 October – Wednesdays & Thursdays


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