The spectacular gardens at Hever Castle were laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal & Son, turning
marshland into the spectacular gardens you see today.
Winter and early spring flowering shrubs together with spectacular carpets of snowdrops and crocus are on display.
There are carpets of daffodils in Anne Boleyn’s Orchard and around the gardens. Walls are covered in camellias. Colourful early tulips and winter violas - especially in the Italian Garden.
Tulips are in full bloom, as are the rhododendrons, azaleas and wisteria. Spring bedding includes hyacinths, wallflowers and pansies.
The 110 metre herbaceous border is in full bloom. The Herb Garden, which forms part of the Tudor Garden, also looks its very best. Early roses and clematis scramble around pergolas and walls. In the middle of June over 4000 roses fill the walled rose garden with their fragrant scent.
The gardens now look their very best with fragrant roses, colourful summer flowers in full bloom throughout the gardens and vibrant summer bedding in the Italian Gardens looking superb.
The summer bedding and flowering shrubs still look good!
The Dahlia Border provides a bright addition to Two Sisters Lawn. The trees, especially the Japanese maples, Beech and other plants with coloured bark, are starting to show their beautiful autumnal colours. The Winter Garden and late roses are well worth seeing.
The autumn colours and Dahlia Border provides much colour with the Italian Garden maintaining interest with the magnificent display of statuary.
The yew topiary still stands majestically on the way up to the Castle with the Winter Garden displaying attractive and interesting colours and structures.