Read a recent article on Mount Ephraim by myhotelbreak.com
See Mount Ephraim with myhotelbreak this year
Please read below the recent article on Mount Ephraim by myhotelbreak.com created for their guests:
The perfect getaway can cover several areas. One of them is having a great hotel. Having must see attractions near to where you’re staying is definitely another.
For our guests looking at staying in hotels in the South East you must visit the beautiful and enchanting Mount Ephraim Gardens in Kent as part of your trip to the South of England.
Set in ten acres of wonderful Edwardian terraced gardens, this attraction is sat behind the tranquil countryside of Kent and beyond.
What should you expect when visiting?
You will get lost for hours here with what’s on offer. From the well-kept clipped topiary that are made into ornamental shapes and WW1 memorabilia, to the abundance of wildlife such as birds and of course, the Millennium Rose Garden with its fragrant scents.
The topiary area is even more stunning as it hosts a wonderful herbaceous border and scented plants.
Our guests will also feel captivated by the water garden & lake, the Japanese rock Garden, the arboretum and the stand out grass maze that also has a small play area for the people who are coming here with a family.
The Gardens history…
The experience patrons have here is kind of taking a step back to a simpler time. The Edwardian gardens offer a charming day out and something different.
The people who look after the gardens are passionate about what they do. The gardens were brought back to life after they fell into disrepair during wartime after their creation in the 1900s. In the 1950s, Mary and Bill Dawes took over the gardens and they transformed them into what you see today. Mary was involved in the daily running and upkeep of the gardens until her death at the age of 93, nine years ago.
There are two gardeners and occasional volunteers that maintain the gardens. Lesley Dawes, the daughter in law of Mary, has taken over the management of this precious attraction.
Lesley lives and breathes the gardens having lived here for well over 40 years. She has the drive and determination to continue the legacy.
What’s wonderful about the gardens today is that no visit is the same. From the spring bulbs to the many shrubs and trees such as the Magnolias and Rhododendrons. The gardens are different in spring, summer and autumn.
To add to the experience, there’s a tea room for refreshments that’s set in the West Wing Kitchen of the manor house which is another delight.
Anything else to know?
Open Wednesday through Sunday (including Bank Holidays) until 30th September 2018. The gardens open are open from 11am until 5pm with last entry at 4pm.
The prices for admission are as follows:
Adults …………………………………………………… £7.00
Children (4-16yrs)* ……………………………… £2.50
Children 3yrs and under* ……………………. FREE
Family ticket 2 adults 2+ children…………… £17
For full prices and terms please check the website for details.
These gardens are a must visit this year so discover something new in Kent this year, take in Mount Ephraim Gardens.