Every year visitors are captivated by the most spectacular display of bluebells which bloom across the gardens and woodlands of Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden Kent between mid April and early May.
Hole Park has a dedicated page on its website designed to inform visitors which flowers will be in bloom at the time of their visit, including a special bluebell barometer.
The gardens will be open daily between 11am and 6pm from Palm Sunday, 23 March to
31 May and then on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 June to 31 October. The gardens will also open for autumn Sundays on 6, 13, 20 and 27 October 2013.
Visitors in spring can also see the mature rhododendrons and the magnificent standard wisterias which flower in late April and early May. The wonderfully fragrant wisteria can be found in the pretty vineyard area of the garden.
In addition to wonderful spring colour, Hole Park Gardens have also gained a reputation as a garden to visit in the summer months when the roses are in full bloom and the herbaceous borders are full of colour and an abundance of butterflies. The colourful exotic border and unique late flowering agapanthus named ‘Hole Park Blue’ prolongs the flowering season until the beautiful autumn colours of the maples and mature native trees.
Hole Park is a family owned estate which has been in the Barham family for the past four generations. Formalised gardens combine with natural woodland and cover some 15 acres. These extensive gardens were developed, laid out and planted by Colonel Barham, the great-grandfather of the present owner, in the years between the two World Wars.
Light lunches and delicious homemade cakes are available in the pretty coach house where homemade jam and honey produced from the fruit and bees on the Hole Park Estate can be purchased.
Visitors can also buy estate grown apple juice and local beer from the estate’s own micro-brewery The Old Dairy Brewery. There is also a plant stall next to the tea rooms with a good choice of plants available to buy.
For more information please visit www.holepark.com or telephone 01580 241344 or 01580 241386.
Admission £6.00 for adults and £1 for children.
Please telephone Hole Park to arrange a group visit. Conducted tours can be arranged by prior arrangement.
Hole Park is situated 4 miles west of Tenterden on the B2086 between Rolvenden and Benenden.