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Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR

The Rogers family first came here in 1840 and today four generations of the family live on the estate and tend for its exotic gardens.

Small Azaleas at Riverhill Garden

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Key Information

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

170 years of continual planting by six generations of the same family has created a rich and valuable plant collection for visitors to enjoy at Riverhill.

The gardens are an intriguing mix of historic and traditional planting, with contemporary and quirky twists, making it a fascinating ‘must visit’ garden for families and garden lovers alike.

The principal features are the Walled Garden, restored in 2011, with sumptuous contemporary grass curves and frothy fountains, Rose Walk, Italianate terraces and Wood Garden.

The Wood Garden displays magnificent colour from carpets of bluebells with a vast array of specimen rhododendrons and azaleas. The gardens also have fantastic views over the Weald of Kent.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.

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Until World War Two there were eight gardeners, seven men on the home farm and a staff of twelve in the house. Now there is one full time gardener, a team of volunteers and much family participation. Four generations of the family live at Riverhill. We hope you enjoy your visit.

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Mapperton Gardens with blossom

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