Beautiful hillside garden, privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840. Extensive views across the Weald of Kent. Spectacular rhododendrons, azaleas and fine specimen trees. Bluebell and natural woodland walks. Rose garden. Walled garden has extensive new planting, terracing and water feature. Children’s adventure playground, den building trail, hedge maze and Yeti spotting.
Café serving freshly-ground coffee, speciality teas, light lunches, home-made cream teas, cakes, gluten free cakes and soya milk.
Opening for NGS:
Tuesday 24 April, Wednesday 16 May (10.30am - 5pm). Admission £8.50, child £6.25.
The Rogers Family
Wheelchair access to Walled Garden only. Good access to café, shop and tea terrace (no disabled WC).
How to find us
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR
2m S of Sevenoaks on A225. Leave A21 at A225 & follow signs for Riverhill Himalayan Gardens.
More about Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
Riverhill has been the home of the Rogers family since 1840. It was purchased with the express intention of creating a fine garden and there are still specimen trees dating back to those early days as well as original introduction from such plant hunters as Hooker and Robert Fortune. It is a hillside garden (unsuitable for wheelchairs with the exception of the re-designed Walled Garden) and is divided between formal terraces and naturalised woodland. The grounds extend to about 12 acres. In APRIL some species rhododendrons are already in flower as well as the primrose meadow and drifts of daffodils. Japanese maples which are a special feature show delicate colour as they come into leaf. In MAY follow the woodland walk to find colour, scent and tranquillity. Bluebells make an excellent foil to the vibrant tones of azaleas, hybrid rhododendrons and the copper leafed maples. There are spectacular views! Between JUNE - SEPT enjoy roses on the newly renovated Rose Walk, as well as rare and unusual shrubs growing against the sheltered walls. Re-designed Walled Garden including vegetables, herbaceous planting, allium, peonies & hydrangea, grass sculptured terracing and water feature.