Agapanthus ‘Hole Park Blue’ puts on a spectacular show at Hole Park Gardens

The beautiful Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent is now open every Wednesday and Thursday until the end of October and visitors in August can enjoy not only the impressive herbaceous and exotic borders but a wonderful display of Agapanthus.

‘Hole Park Blue’ is a late flowering agapanthus unique to the gardens.

Hole Park’s Edward Barham said, ‘Our wonderful large flowering Agapanthus will soon be in flower and due to its late flowering nature will look spectacular throughout August and into the start of September.’

The 16 acre gardens are spectacular in summer when the amazing exotic border comes to life with brightly coloured plants including cannas and dahlias.

Visitors will find something special around every corner including the ‘Eagle Slayer’ sculpture, impressive topiary hedges, water features and a delightful tree carving of a family of bears climbing an old oak tree in search of honey.

Hole Park is a family owned estate which has been in the Barham family for the past four generations. Formalised gardens combine with natural woodland. These extensive gardens were developed, laid out and planted by Colonel Barham, the great grandfather of the present owner, in the years between the two World Wars.

Hole Park Gardens is also one of the Seven Wonders of the Weald together with Knole, Scotney Castle, the Kent & East Sussex Railway, Chiddingstone Castle, Biddenden Vineyards and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

A circular network of hard paths enables visitors of all ages, including those who require a wheelchair, to enjoy the gardens. Wheelchairs may be reserved free of charge and there are full disability WC facilities.

Light lunches and delicious homemade cakes can be purchased in the coach house together with apple juice, local beer and homemade jam and honey which is produced from the fruit grown on the Hole Park Estate. There is small plant stall next to the coach house.

There is a dedicated tearoom for groups, free parking for cars and coaches and conducted tours can also be arranged for groups by prior arrangement.

Well behaved dogs are allowed in the gardens on a lead.

For more information please visit www.holepark.com

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