The gardens at Hever Castle are home to an ever-changing display of wonderful plants and shrubs throughout the seasons.

With 5,000 rose bushes in the Rose Garden and 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.

Daffodils at Hever Castle


Spring is a wonderful time to view the gardens as spectacular carpets of snowdrops, crocus and daffodils welcome visitors. Walls are covered in camellias and tulips are in full bloom, as are the rhododendrons, azaleas and wisteria. Spring bedding includes hyacinths, wallflowers and pansies.


The roses at Hever are particularly admired, with more than 5,000 beautifully displayed bushes creating a kaleidoscope of colour and wonderfully perfumed aromas. As the days lengthen, the Mediterranean-style planting within the Pompeiian Wall bursts into life and the herbaceous border displays hundreds of different perennials, each vying for attention.

Hever Castle Loggia Autumn


Autumn is the season when Hever’s striking trees come to the fore. The Dahlia Border provides dazzling displays in the early autumn and late roses can usually be seen. The Italian Garden maintains interest with its magnificent statuary and visitors strolling through the grounds may be lucky enough to catch the mouth-watering smell of the Katsura tree with its toffee-like aroma.


As winter approaches, the warm red bark of the redwood trees glow against the winter sky and fruits glisten in the frost. The yew topiary stands majestically on the way up to the Castle with the Winter Garden displaying attractive and interesting colours and structures.

More On The Gardens

Nature & Wildlife

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

In the Garden

The award-winning gardens at Hever Castle offer many magnificent areas that are a pleasure to visit at any time of the year.


Hever Castle’s curatorial team work closely with specialists in conservation to ensure the precious collections in the 150 acres of grounds are preserved for future generations.

Garden History

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.