Opening dates and times:For NGS: Wed 17 Apr, Sun 19 May, Wed 19 June, Sun 6 Oct (11-6)
For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Admission:Adm £6, chd £1
Description:Hole Park is proud to stand amongst the group of gardens which first opened in 1927 soon after it was laid out by my great grandfather, so we have grown with the NGS and seen many changes over the intervening period. Our 15-acre garden is surrounded by parkland with beautiful views and contains yew hedges, large lawns and specimen trees. Walled gardens, pools and mixed borders combine with bulbs, rhododendrons and azaleas. Massed bluebells in woodland walk, standard wisterias, orchids in flower meadow and glorious autumn colours make this a garden for all seasons. The Sundial Garden is redesigned and newly planted for 2013
Further details:Situated in the beautiful rolling hills of the High Weald, Hole Park affords the visitor an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful garden of great beauty far away from the crowds and very different from its popular neighbours. The large gardens of 15 acres were designed and created by the owner's grandfather in the early 1920s when extensive yew hedges were planted and these, together with fine trees, broad lawns and old walls provide the background for all varieties of plantings as well as the pools, statuary and pleasant places to wander at will. There are splendid views over the beautiful parkland to Rolvenden's famous C17 postmill and out into the Weald of Kent beyond. In the 'wild' garden to the N of the house. Daffodils in great variety are followed by flowering shrubs and trees, rhododendrons and azaleas and the dell pond makes a cool feature throughout. In late April the bluebells in the woodland walk are unrivalled in intensity, and then, to close the season, Autumn colours are a specialty making the garden truly a sight for all seasons. New plantings and improvements continue for 2013, particularly in the replanted sundial garden. The C18 icehouse can be viewed on the bluebell wood walk.