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.

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR

Small Azaleas at Riverhill Garden

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Free for members
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
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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.

Opening Times


10 March to 30 October: Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 9am to 5pm.

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


Admission is by pre-booked ticket only. You must reserve your slots online through our website. Your visit will still be free. Please apply the correct discount code at checkout and then remember to bring your Historic Houses cards with you when you visit.

2022 prices

Adults and children £8 (under 4’s are free)
Season ticket £20

Group Visits

Riverhill is very popular with coach tours, special interest groups, horticultural societies and WI groups. Whether you want to learn more about our unique history and plants, need a place to take your art group, or you just want to share a tranquil and peaceful space surrounded by nature, Riverhill is the ideal location for groups of all types and sizes.

We are only able to welcome coaches on a Monday and Tuesday (excluding Bank Holiday Mondays) when the Gardens are closed to the public. Groups arriving in separate cars or minibus can visit Wednesday to Sunday.

All groups must be pre-booked through our office. We will raise an invoice a week before your visit and you can then pay via bacs in advance or cheque or card on the day (It must be in one transaction please)

Our group rate is £7 for groups of 12 and above, all arriving at the gardens together (this is a discounted rate and can not be used in conjunction with any other offer).

Our Head Gardener’s Tour is a very popular option. it lasts for about an hour and can be tailored to the interests or requirements of your group. Entry with a tour is £11 per head.

Please contact us to discuss catering option and to book: / 01732 459 777

Educational Visits

Our school visits are immensely popular and we love having schools here, education is a really important part of our work here at Riverhill and we love getting the children excited about nature and the great outdoors, so important for young minds.

We have a range of possibilities for school visits, you can either come and just enjoy the gardens, build dens in the woods, solve the maze and let off steam in our adventure playground or we do offer a range of workshops. Please see details below:


Scavenger Hunts – £2
Enchanted forest scavenger hunt (guided) – £3
Hobby Horse Making – £4
Seed Mosaics – £4
Wizard wand making – £3.40
Wild woodland art – £3
Marble Mazes – £4
Growing tour – £3

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
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Riverhill Himalayan Gardens: In Pictures

The Walled Garden and the Wood Garden

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.

A history of gardening

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.

Blossom at Riverhill Garden

A flying visit to Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

The most wonderful wedding venue

Riverhill is a hidden gem (we do only a handful of weddings each year) offering you the opportunity to have both the wedding ceremony and a marquee reception in the beautiful gardens.

Riverhill Gardens in Kent, weddings

Getting here

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR

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2 miles south of Sevenoaks on the A225.

Sevenoaks station is the nearest train station. There is a bus stop a short walk from the end of the drive.


Looking to visit Riverhill Himalayan Gardens?

Riverhill is open from March to October annually, on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. See our Opening Times and Admission information above to understand more, while Historic Houses members can of course enjoy free access when showing their membership card at the gate.

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