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Mount Ephraim

Herbaceous border, topiary, daffodils and rhododendrons, rose terraces leading to small lake. Rock garden with pools, water garden, young arboretum. Rose garden with arches and pergola planted to celebrate the Millennium. Magnificent trees. Grass maze. Superb views over fruit farms to Swale estuary.

Village craft centre.

Opening for NGS:
Sunday 18 March, Thursday 14 June, Sunday 30 September (11am - 5pm). Admission £7.00, child £2.50. Cream teas.
Light refreshments, lunches, wine.

Mr & Mrs E S Dawes & Mr W Dawes

For other opening times and information, please phone 01227 751496 / 07927137627, email or visit

Partial wheelchair access; top part manageable, but steep slope. Disabled WC. Full access to tea room.

How to find us

Mount Ephraim, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX

3m E of Faversham. From end of M2, then A299 take slip rd 1st L to Hernhill, signed to gardens.

More about Mount Ephraim

Mount Ephraim Gardens is a beautiful place to visit, with plenty to offer and delight visitors. Unwind in these ten acres of gardens, set in the heart of an 800 acre estate with magnificent views over the Swale and Thames Estuaries. Whether you choose to enjoy the tranquility of the Japanese gardens, take on the challenge of the wildflower and grass maze or just relax on the Edwardian tea room terrace, Mount Ephraim gardens have the power to charm you all.

Mount Ephraim Gardens are home to an extensive collection of spring bulbs, trees and shrubs including Rhododendrons, many types of Camelias and Magnolias. Visitors can experience the sight of the Millennium Rose Garden in full bloom and the intoxicating colours and scents in mid summer. The unique 'Miz Maze' creation, planted with ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials is something to look forward to as the days get shorter with its dancing grasses and dramatic swirls of wild flowers, which are alive with pollinating insects and wildlife best seen as the summer draws to a close.

Mount Ephraim has been home to the Dawes Family for over 300 years and is a lasting monument to a more graceful and leisurely age. Every time of year at Mount Ephraim Gardens brings it own distinctive pleasures. Enjoy simple pleasures in life at Mount Ephraim Gardens with a wonderful atmosphere of peace and charm that have offered visitors a tranquil escape for many years.