The Castle has woken up from it’s winter hibernation and signs of spring are appearing in the Gardens! Join us as we re-open for an exciting year ahead and find out what’s on in February.
Before visiting, we advise that visitors read the latest Know Before You Go information that provides full details of what will be open and closed.
Find out what’s on in February and later this spring:
- Snowdrop Walk
- Becoming Anne
- Dazzling Daffodils
- Mother’s Day Weekend
- Easter Family Fun
- Private parties
- Mother’s Day at The Waterside
Around 100,000 snowdrop bulbs have been planted in the Gardens over the past few years including a mix of single and double snowdrops, interspersed with some unusual varieties in the Winter Garden such as the yellow tipped ‘Wendy’s Gold’, a giant Galanthus called ‘Colossus’ which at 9 inches is one of the tallest snowdrops you can find and Galanthus ‘Green Brush’ with its unusual green tipped flowers. A walk in the gardens at this time will provide a welcome boost to flagging winter spirits.
*We recommend that you wear suitable footwear such as Wellington boots as the ground may be boggy in places and check the website before travelling.
This new Anne Boleyn exhibition will allow you to discover more about Anne Boleyn’s youth. The launch date is significant as the 4th March marks 500 years to the day of Anne’s first recorded appearance at the English court in 1522.
As you walk around the Castle you will be told the story of Anne’s childhood, her education at home alongside her sister, Mary, her year at the court of Margaret of Austria’s court, her time at the French court and debut at the English court through portraits and letters on display throughout the Castle.
Becoming Anne: Connections, Culture, Court exhibition will be included as part of Castle admission and the exhibition will run from 4 Mar – Nov 2022.
With 60,000 daffodil bulbs set to bloom across Hever Castle’s gardens this spring, feel uplifted by the cheerfulness of this exquisite bloom which symbolises new beginnings.
Wander through the gardens at your own leisurely pace and take in the beauty of the daffodils from 14 – 20 March 2022.
We’ve planted thousands of new daffodils and there will be a couple of unusual varieties this year. Look out for a gorgeous full double cream white flower with rich tangerine orange segments and a hint of green on the edges called Flower Parade. There will also be a frilled rose red cup called Decoy.
We will be opening up Park Wood (just off Lake Walk) so that an additional 25 acres of outside space is available to all of our visitors.
Show your mum just how much you love her with a wonderful family day out to Hever Castle on Mother’s Day Weekend. The historic Castle and stunning gardens is the perfect place to say thank you and enjoy a family day out over the weekend of 26 and 27 March 2022.
Your little ones can decorate a wooden keyring in a free craft workshop, plus don’t forget to take a photo in the Mother’s Day frame. We can’t wait to see your snaps!
Make some special family memories this Easter. Hop through the beautiful grounds following the trail of colourful carrots and look out for the Golden Carrot, 2 – 18 April 2022.
Celebrate spring by taking part in a free Easter Egg hunt. Once you find the Easter eggs, write down all the answers hidden around the eggs and you’ll receive a chocolate treat from our information centre (dairy free alternatives available).
With a spring in your step, head to the Think Tank and let your little ones get creative in a free craft workshop.
Hever Castle is an unforgettable private party venue. Whether you’re planning an anniversary celebration, a notable birthday or a ‘just because’ gathering of family and friends, Hever Castle offers a selection of beautiful venues to choose from.
Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a lavish party, let us create a lasting memory that will live on for many years to come. Guaranteeing unobtrusive service combined with first class comfort and cuisine, both lunch and dinner options are available, provided by award winning caterers Leith’s Dining.
All mums deserve to be spoilt on Mother’s Day! Treat mum to lunch on Sunday 27 March at The Waterside overlooking the landscaped garden, golf course and the gorgeous Kent countryside. With a complimentary glass of prosecco for every mum, you’re guaranteed to make her smile.
- 2 courses – £21.00
- 3 courses – £26.50
Children under 12 go half the adult price.