Mount Ephraim Gardens

In Hernehill There Are Some Beautiful Gardens That Host Open Air Events In The Summer

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Just outside of the beautiful medieval market town of Faversham there lies Mount Ephraim a beautiful Kentish estate owned by the Dawes family for centuries. The Dawes originally moved to Herne Hill in about 1690 but the existing substantial house and grounds owe much to Sir Edwyn Dawes, a rich ship owner who went to sea as a boy. The property underwent significant reconstruction during the 1870's.

Today the Edwardian Gardens comprise 8 acres which hold extensive collections of; trees, rhododendrons, shrubs, spring bulbs and roses. For visitors to the estate one of the highlights is the lake, which was dug by hand by colliers. Other notable features include:

  • A Japanese rock garden with a bridge, lanterns and a small waterfall and bridge
  • A Mizmaze made up of ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials

There are tearooms at the house during normal gardening opening hours (closed in the winter). If the entrance is unmanned you can leave your entrance fee in the honesty box. Dogs on leads are welcome and picnics are encouraged. Regular events are held in the summer months, please see the website for more information.

Opening Hours

From 8 April 2012 to 30 September. The gardens are open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Bank Holidays.

  • Earliest admission time - 11am
  • Last admission time - 5pm

Admission Charges

At the time of our last update, entrance charges were:

  • Adults - £5.00
  • Children (4-16yrs) - £2.50
  • Children under 3yrs - Free
  • Wheelchair users - £1.00
  • Groups (10 or more) - £4.50 per person

Location And Contact

  • Mount Ephraim, Hernhill, Nr Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX
  • 01227 751496
  • Visit the website

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