Go on a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens in Kent
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Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, are among the best places to photograph bluebells in England. The Gardens now have a new section on their website that informs visitors about which flowers are currently in bloom, including a special bluebell watch feature. In spring, the gardens will be open daily between 8 April and 31 May 2012 from 11am to 6pm followed by Wednesday and Thursday opening from June to the end of October with additional openings on Sundays in October. Admission is £6 for adults and £1 for children. For more information, visit the website below.
Website: Hole Park Gardens
Hole Park Gardens Press Release
Go on a Bluebell Walk at
Hole Park Gardens in Kent
Late April and early May is the time of year to see beautiful carpets of bluebells in woodlands across Britain.
New this year on the Hole Park website is a webpage dedicated to informing visitors about which flowers are currently in bloom around the gardens including a special bluebell watch feature.
Visitors to Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, will be captivated by one of the most spectacular displays of bluebells in the country, when millions of these beautiful flowers come into bloom across its gardens and woodland. The seating on the circular bluebell walk offers visitors a quiet time to reflect and enjoy the intense carpet of blue. The recently restored Ice House can also be discovered on the bluebell walk.
In spring the gardens will be open daily between 8 April and 31 May 2012 from 11am to 6pm followed by Wednesday and Thursday opening from June to the end of October with additional openings on Sundays in October.
Before the bluebells come into flower visitors can see an impressive display of daffodils and narcissus, primroses and blue scillas followed by camellias, magnolias and other early flowering spring bulbs.
Another highlight in spring will be the mature rhododendrons and the magnificent standard wisterias which flower in late April and early May. The wonderfully fragrant wisteria can be found in the pretty vineyard area of the garden.
In June, scented roses and colourful herbaceous borders take centre stage and later give way to the vivid blooms of the exotic border.
Hole Park is a family owned estate which has been in the Barham family for the past four generations. Formalised gardens combine with natural woodland and cover some 15 acres. These extensive gardens were developed, laid out and planted by Colonel Barham, the great-grandfather of the present owner, in the years between the two World Wars.
Light lunches and delicious homemade cakes are available in the coach house, where apple juice, beer made on the farm and homemade jam and honey produced from the fruit and bees on the Hole Park Estate can be purchased.
For more information please visit http://www.holepark.com or telephone
Admission £6.00 for adults and £1 for children.
Please telephone Hole Park to arrange a group visit. New for 2012 is an additional dedicated new tea room for groups. Conducted tours can be arranged by prior arrangement.
Hole Park is situated 4 miles west of Tenterden on the B2086 between Rolvenden and Benenden.
Image source: http://www.holepark.com/