The garden's importance dates from 1840 when John Rogers, F.R.S and friend of Charles Darwin, bought the property. Some plants collected by Robert Fortune in China were sent here and are still growing, as are many other Victorian introductions. Records kept since 1842.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Visitor Opening Times
2014: 23 March - 7 September, Wednesday - Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.30am - 5pm.
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
A privately owned ancestral home where the Rogers have lived since 1840. The family are directly descended from John Rogers, the Protestant Martyr who died in 1555, and the house contains portraits and memorabilia spanning 400 years.
The spectacular hillside garden with extensive views over the Weald of Kent has fine specimen trees, sheltered terraces with roses and rare shrubs and a woodland walk with rhododendrons, azaleas and Japanese maples growing in naturalised setting.
The house is only open to group bookings of 20 upwards (smaller groups by arrangement) for a guided tour with a member of the family.
All visitors receive a very personal welcome.
Tailor Made Facilities
|Visits to House||Yes|
|Visits to Garden||Yes|
|Contact:|| ||Mrs Rogers|
|Address:|| ||Riverhill House|
|Postcode:|| ||TN15 0RR|
|Phone:|| ||01732 458802/452557|