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Over three centuries of memories, to be continued (by you).....
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.
The Garden Season commences on 24th March and draws to a close on 30 September. The gardens are open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Bank Holidays.
Pre-booked group visits to the gardens are welcome from March to October, seven days a week from 10am. Please either contact us via email at email@example.com or telephone 01227 751496.
Whilst we do not specifically organise educational visits for schools it is definitely a place of interest to visit. Children can enjoy our new Animal Trail as they hunt out our wooden animals in the water garden, arboretum and grass maze. Each animal has been hand-painted onto fruit picking bins and cut out into the shape of the animals by our talented Head Gardener Mark James. The trail has a fun worksheet to go with it and is ideal for our younger visitors.
The Mount Ephraim Nature Trail, specifically aimed at Key Stage 2, takes children on a fun and interactive nature tour of the gardens. With questions and answers specific to Mount Ephraim, it's a great opportunity to learn more about the plants, trees and wildlife here and a fun way to occupy children. The grass maze is a beautiful space to explore, espcially in later summer when it truly comes alive, and has a small play area above it and a Willow Circle ideal for story time.
Groups (10+ people)
£5.00 per person
Wheelchair users £1.00
Season Tickets Available
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|Notes||Earliest admission time .... 11am
Last admission time ......... 5pm
Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX
Map reference: TR 065597 Lat: 51.29895 Long: 0.96077
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 4 miles (6.4 kms) from Faversham station
Disabled access not easy. There are steep slopes and terraces.
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