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Well worth the entrance fee - remember to take cash!

Have never been to Hole Park, and shame on me for not doing so until now! Very warm welcome from... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Napoleonic weekend

Sadly there were no concessions for disabled, carers or simply being old and little thought given... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Have never been to Hole Park, and shame on me for not doing so until now! Very warm welcome from the two gentlemen on the gate (one of whom was the owner, I think), but do remember to take cash with you for the entrance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EdwardBarham, Owner at Hole Park Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit. I must have been one of the “gentlemen” that you met, as I am the owner! We do take credit cards but the mobile signal is not good so we do struggle. The card reader in...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Sadly there were no concessions for disabled, carers or simply being old and little thought given to disabled parking. So all that is archaic and out of touch with the real world. Having said that the gardens were a joy and really are a must...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 18 July 2018

A surprisingly large garden and woodland walk. It was very quiet when we arrived about 3 pm. We went straight to the stables tearoom and were not disappointed. Lovely homemade cake and scones. Opening was 11-5pm today, Wednesday but days they are open can vary...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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EdwardBarham, Owner at Hole Park Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Dear Tangoj63 Thank you for your favourable review. I’m sorry about the confusion over when we are open. We open every day during the peak gardening months of April and May until mid June and then every Wednesday and Thursday plus Sundays in October, until...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We found Hole Park after my husband cycled past one day. A really lovely garden and lovely staff. From the moment we purchased our ticket, to the lovely staff in the cafe. Loved the water Lilly pond in the millennium garden, the meadows with the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Visited the gardens late April to see the bluebells and wasn’t disappointed. Spectacular display of bluebells, rarely seen so many in one place. Rest of the gardens were lovely with the rhododendrons just about to flower too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The gardens were interesting .....a mixture of formal and more informal areas, and woodland. The rhododendrons, azaleas and wisteria were at their best although were had missed the main bluebell display. If you follow the suggested route there is always something ahead to tease you........More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Our visit to the garden was mid May and happened to coincide with peak bloom for the dozens upon dozens of Rhododendron that grow at Hole Park, primarily by the area of the garden that is called the Dell, but also in the Woodland Garden,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Hole Park Gardens, owned by the same family for more than a 100 years, is a beautifully maintained garden, with many different aspects and vistas and several good walks to do (some, but not all, suitable for push or wheel chairs) and a very pleasant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Very pretty colourful gardens and lovely food run by a family from what I could tell. Nice place to drop in for a few hours or so.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Wind your way through the Kentish village of Rolvenden and you will come across a delightful surprise. Hole Park. This beautiful estate is the family home of the Barham Family whom have lovingly managed these gardens for four generations. It is a hidden treasure. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Angela M
2 August 2018|
Response from Claire C | Reviewed this property |
The grounds immediately around the house are accessible by wheelchair and I believe that there is a toilet for disabled users. The cafe is nearby too. The woodland area would be more challenging as there are noticeable... More
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Response from 11PC | Reviewed this property |
If my memory serves me right dogs are not allowed in the premises.
1 May 2018|
Response from EdwardBarham | Property representative |
Dear Alison There are no specific play areas here but we welcome children who will enjoy the walk through the garden and woods. There are two good swings on trees to trees and lots of acres to explore. These may seem simple... More