Hever Gardens

About The Gardens

The Castle & Gardens are now open daily.

Discover magnificent award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds at Hever Castle. Marvel at the Pompeiian Wall and classical statuary in the Italian Garden; admire the giant topiary chess set and inhale the fragrance of over 5,000 rose bushes in the quintessential English Rose Garden.

The Loggia, overlooking the 38-acre lake, is the perfect spot to relax before exploring the many cascades, grottoes and fountains. A stroll through the Tudor Garden, Blue Corner or Rhododendron Walk, provide colour and interest throughout the year.

Wander further afield and enjoy Sunday Walk and Church Gill Walk that follow the course of a stream through peaceful woodland or Anne Boleyn’s Walk, with its impressive collection of trees planted more than 100 years ago.

We recommend that you allow 1.5 hours to explore the gardens.

Please note – you are welcome to walk your dog in the grounds, however, they must be on the lead at all times. For more information please read our policy on dogs at Hever Castle

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The beautiful gardens at Hever Castle were laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal and Son, turning marshland into the spectacular garden that you see today. Over 1,000 men worked on the grand design that was the brainchild of William Waldorf Astor. One of the most magnificent areas of the gardens is the Italian Garden, which was designed to display his collection of Greek and Roman sculpture.

Opening Times

Grounds: Open 10:30, Last Entry 16:30, Last Exit 18:00
Castle: Open 12:00, Last Entry 17:00, Last Exit 17:45

Nature & Wildlife

Learn more about the huge variety of small mammals, birds, water fowl, fish, amphibians and insects that call Hever Castle and Gardens home.

Hever Rose

Find out about the floribunda ‘Hever Castle Rose’ (Horquinsey) launched by Dame Judi Dench in 2011, produces masses of velvety deep-red blooms which fade to cerise, offset by golden-yellow stamens.


With 5,000 rose bushes, more than 100,000 spring bulbs and 15,000 bedding plants planted in the gardens annually, you are guaranteed a breath-taking display no matter what time of year you visit.

Tours & Trails

Take a tour of the gardens with one of the Hever Castle gardening team or download enjoyable trails to follow with young visitors .


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