This is one of the best known gardens in Kent, a worthy winner of Visit Kent’s Garden of the Year award in 2016. Four generations of the Barham family have created a wonderful 16 acre garden in a magical parkland setting that must be everyone’s dream.
Hole Park has been owned by the Barham family for the past four generations and is set in over 200 acres of superb classic parkland. The colourful gardens enjoy far reaching views over the hills, woods and fields of the picturesque Kentish Weald. They are a skilful mix of formal design and more naturalised planting, giving colour throughout the seasons. The house, which is a private family home and therefore not open, was largely reconstructed in 1959 and is now little more than a quarter of its previous size. It resembles the house as it used to be before additions in the Elizabethan style were built in 1830.
Hole Park garden is located on the B2086 between the villages of Benenden and Rolvenden.
On a larger scale Hole Park sits neatly in the centre of a group of larger towns; Maidstone, Ashford, Hastings and Royal Tunbridge Wells.
It is easily accessible from Dover or the Channel Tunnel (about 45 mins) and from the M25, M26 or M20 (about 30 mins).
Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4JA
Renown Coaches operate a service No 297 from Tunbridge Wells to Tenterden.
For more routes please see Travel South East.
The closest railway station is Staplehurst or Headcorn.