The Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham in Kent are set in 10 acres of Edwardian gardens open to the public with terraces of fragrant roses leading to a small lake and woodland area overlooking orchards. Picnic by the lake, explore the Japanese Rock Garden and Water Garden, as well as the Arboretum. A wide collection of spring bulbs and many beautiful mature trees are other highlights. The estate also offers accommodation for guests and is available to hire for weddings and private events. There is a free animal trail for younger visitors.

Opening Hours
27th March to 30th September 2024
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
Last entry 4pm
Closed from 14th to 20 August 2024 for a festival
Sometimes open occasionally during the Winter - see their website and social media for updates.

Adult: £9
Child - aged 4-16 years: £4
Child - 3 years and under: Free
Carer: Free.
Family - 2 adults + 2 children: £22
Wheelchair use/people with restricted mobility,: £4
Season tickets available, and discounted tickets for other memberships ticket holders.

The gardens are built on a large natural slope and are in some parts inaccessible for wheelchair users. The area around the main house which includes the Tea Room, topiary, herbaceous border, and rose garden is accessible. In parts some steep slopes and steps in place.

Welcome on lead.It is preferred that dogs do not enter the Tea Room (except Guide Dogs) and be tied up outside or any visitors with dogs eat outside on the Tea Room terrace.

The 638 bus between Faversham and Whitstable stops by the Three Horseshoes Pub on Staple Street – a 5-minute walk. The number 3 bus between Faversham and Canterbury stops on the corner of Staple Street road in Boughton-under-Blean – a 10-minute walk along narrow country lanes.

Cafe • Picnic Area • Free Parking • Toilet • Disabled Toilet • Baby Changing Facilities

Picture Credit: © Mount Ephraim.

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