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Mount Ephraim Gardens

Enchanting beauty in the heart of Kent

Ten acres of Edwardian gardens to explore within an 800 acre family owned estate and with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

The topiary garden, Japanese rock garden and bridge, and rose garden combine to create a charming experience – a monument to an age gone by. Other highlights include an arboretum, lake and water garden, many mature trees and our grass maze with a small children’s play area.

A beautiful tea room set in the West Wing Kitchen of the manor house serves delicious lunches and afternoon teas both inside or on the terrace overlooking the topiary. This elaborate and unusual topiary feature a miscellany of birds, animals and First World War memorabilia and sits alongside a traditional herbaceous border and Millennium Rose Garden abundant with scented roses throughout much of the garden season.

With an extensive collection of spring bulbs, trees and shrubs including Rhododendrons, many types of Camelias and Magnolias, the gardens offer something different throughout spring, summer and into autumn. No two visits are ever the same.

The estate has been owned by the Dawes family since 1695 and is still run by members of the family today. It’s this family touch that lends Mount Ephraim Gardens their personal charm.

 

 

 

 

Opening Times

Open April to September on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am until 5pm.

Member: Gold member

ATAK Trade Pass Accepted