Hever Rose

Hever Castle & Gardens, has its own Hever Rose which was launched by Dame Judi Dench, the award-winning British actress in 2011.

Bred by the highly regarded rose hybridiser, the late Colin Horner, the floribunda ‘Hever Castle Rose’ (Horquinsey) produces masses of velvety deep-red blooms which fade to cerise, offset by golden-yellow stamens. Growing to a height of 4-5ft, the blooms are complemented by attractive, glossy dark-green foliage. The Hever Castle Rose has a long flowering period from May to the first frosts in October and has proved itself resistant to disease in rose trials.

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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.


The beautiful gardens at Hever Castle were laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal and Son, turning marshland into the spectacular gardens you see today, which are a pleasure to visit at any time of the year.


With 5,000 rose bushes, more than 20,000 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 .