Garden Escapes

Hever Castle boasts over 150 acres of glorious grounds. No matter what time of year you visit you are guaranteed a breath-taking display in the award winning gardens, over 600 years of history in the Castle and plenty of activities for visitors of all ages.

Hever Castle & Gardens is the perfect setting for enjoying time alone or with family and friends.

Garden Days Out To Remember

In the Garden

Discover magnificent award-winning gardens set in 150 acres of glorious grounds at Hever Castle. Marvel at the Italian Garden; admire the Tudor Garden and inhale the fragrance in the Rose Garden and more.


The gardens at Hever Castle are home to an ever-changing display of wonderful plants and shrubs throughout the seasons. Whatever season you choose to visit you are guaranteed a breath-taking display.

Garden History

The gardens at Hever Castle were the brainchild of William Waldorf Astor and were laid out 1904 – 1908 by Joseph Cheal and Son, turning marshland into the spectacular garden that you see today.

Nature & Wildlife

Nature and wildlife is abundant throughout the glorious grounds. There is a huge variety of small mammals, birds, water fowl, fish, amphibians and insects that call Hever Castle & Gardens home.

Garden Events

If that’s not enough, there are plenty of garden events taking place throughout the year to celebrate the Snowdrops, Daffodils, Tulips, Roses and Autumn Colour in the beautiful grounds.

Garden Stays

With so much to fit in there is the option to enjoy an overnight stay or short break in Hever Castle’s luxury accommodation. You can even explore the other local gardens of Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

Astor Wing at Hever Castle

Bed & Breakfast

The Bed & Breakfast incorporates 27 five star gold bedroom located in an Edwardian Wing.

Holiday cottage

Holiday Cottage

The Holiday Cottage, Medley Court, can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.