Mount Ephraim Gardens

The home to the Dawes family for 300 years, an immaculate house and grounds set in the Garden of England.

Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX

Mount Ephraim Gardens topiary
Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
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We’re most well-known for our spectacular 10 acre Edwardian gardens featuring a topiary garden, rock and water garden, arboretum and rose garden.

We also have a fabulous grass maze, planted with ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials. We are home to an extensive collection of spring bulbs, trees and shrubs including Rhododendrons, many types of Camelias and Magnolias.

The house itself is a late-Victorian Grade II listed manor house. It was originally built in 1695, rebuilt in 1878 and then extended in 1913, all for the Dawes family. We are a well-established wedding venue with new B&B facilities and have been used for many different filming projects.

Mount Ephraim has been home to the Dawes Family for over 300 years and is a lasting monument to a more graceful and leisurely age. Every time of year at Mount Ephraim Gardens brings its own distinctive pleasures and no two visits are the same.

The gardens are free to visit for Historic Houses members, but the house is available only for overnight stays, private hire and weddings.

Opening Times


The gardens: 1 April – 2 October, Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).

The gardens will be closed between 15 – 23 August inclusive for a festival.

The house itself is not open to the public but is open for overnight stays, weddings and for private events.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £7 adults
Children (4-16): £2.50
Wheelchair users: £1

Group Visits

April – September

Minimum Size of Group – 10 adults
Entry Ticket – £6.00
Entry Ticket + Garden Guided Tour – £10.00

For group bookings with a catering option, please note that catering must be pre-booked at least 14 working days in advance of your visit. Final numbers must be confirmed and paid for 10 days prior to arrival.

Once your booking has been received, a confirmation letter will be sent to you, which you should bring with you when you visit. No deposit is needed to secure this booking and full payment for garden entry can be paid on the day.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Mount Ephraim view across garden

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