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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:
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.
From 8 April 2012 to 30 September. The gardens are open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Bank Holidays.
At the time of our last update, entrance charges were:
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