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Hole Park

Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4JB

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

Hole Park plinth in the garden

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Key Information

  • Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Getting Here
  • Opening Times
  • Admission
  • Group Visits
  • Accessibility

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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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.