Hole Park

One of the best known gardens in Kent, winner of Visit Kent's Garden of the Year award in 2016.

Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4JB

Hole Park plinth in the garden
Free for members
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

A less well known but delightful private home, centerpiece of a rural estate situated in the Weald of Kent in a wonderful parkland setting.

The extensive 16 acres of gardens open to the public feature formal lawns with specimen trees and extensive yew topiary with statuary and herbaceous borders within. An interesting feature is the standard form wisteria in the Vineyard.

Walled gardens surround the house, with meadow and woodland gardens beyond with bulbs in profusion in wild flower meadows and a Woodland Garden with Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

The adjacent Bluebell wood is recognised as one of the finest places to see them, an unparalleled carpet of blue during late April and early May. Home made teas and light lunches are served in The Coach House.


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Opening Times


The Gardens & Tea Room will open again on 1 April 2022 in time to enjoy the beauty of Spring at Hole Park Gardens. Opening hours will be 11am to 6pm.

Spring: Open Daily from April to June for visitors to enjoy the Spectacular Spring Gardens.

Summer: Open on Wednesday and Thursday (11am to 6pm) from July until the end of October.

Autumn Sundays: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th and 30th October (11am to 6pm).

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Historic Houses members visit for free. Members can pre-book a slot via the website or just turn up.  In both circumstances, membership cards must be shown on arrival.

Adult: £8.00

Child: £1.00

Group Visits

Group visits are available on any date by appointment

Conducted tours of the gardens by the owner or Head Gardener

Prior booking is essential.

Group rate is £7.00, must be prebooked and exceed 10 people.

Contact us for more information on 01580 241344 or

  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Although the gardens have been open to the public since 1927, and faced with the costs of maintaining 16 acres of garden, particular effort was put into opening and marketing them from 2010. We now attract some 15,000 visitors annually and the house remains a family home. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Hole Park grounds and windmill

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