Riverhill Himalayan Gardens are a magnificent treasure in the heart of Kent. Located in Sevenoaks in the Weald of Kent, these beautiful gardens are in easy reach of central London, the north & south Kent Coasts, Surrey, Essex, East Sussex & West Sussex.
The planting and design of the gardens you see today owe much to the original passion and purpose of John Rogers, who bought Riverhill in 1840. A contemporary and friend of Charles Darwin, John Rogers was a keen botanist and horticulturalist, a Fellow of the Royal Society and one of the first members of the Royal Horticultural Society. His enthusiasm for new plant species led him to sponsor a number of highly successful expeditions to China & the Himalayas by the intrepid plant hunters of the late 19th century. Many species found on those expeditions were planted in the sheltered gardens of Riverhill House. Since then, 6 generations of the Rogers family have lived at Riverhill, and it remains in the private hands of Ed and Sarah Rogers today. Throughout its history Riverhill has been a family garden; designed, planted and enjoyed by many different generations. It’s this that makes Riverhill so special.
Riverhill House and Gardens are beautiful and spectacular. They are full of history and heritage. But they are also alive, dynamic and full of fun and laughter. The purpose of all we do at Riverhill is to protect, nurture and develop, so that future generations may enjoy Riverhill as we do today.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
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2m S of Sevenoaks on E side of A225.
Visitor Opening Times
2015: 13 March - 14 September, 10.30am - 5pm, Wed - Sun (closed Mons-Tues, except Bank Holidays)
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Groups and special visits
Riverhill appeals to many groups of people, from horticulturalists to historians, writers to photographers, artists to classic car societies, and we welcome pre-arranged groups of 20 or more with a discounted entry fee.
- If your Group wants to take inspiration from a different location, our newly refurbished Garden Room is available for groups to hold meetings, work and spend time together.
- Our head gardener Guy Chatten shares his passion and unique knowledge of the abundant plant species at Riverhill. Exclusively available to Groups at Riverhill.
For further information about group bookings and venue hire, visit www.riverhillgardens.co.uk. To make a booking, please contact Sarah Rogers on 01732 459777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tailor Made Facilities
|Visits to House||No|
|Visits to Garden||Yes|
|Contact:|| ||Mrs Sarah Rogers|
|Address:|| ||Riverhill House|
|Postcode:|| ||TN15 0RR|
|Phone:|| ||01732 458802/452557|