Belmont House and Gardens
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Gardens open daily, 10.00am- 6.00pm
The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, amid its parkland, commands stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside and is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of the architect Samuel Wyatt.
A lifelong passion for horology led the 5th Lord Harris to accumulate one of the largest personal collections of clocks in the country. Six generations of the Harris family have each left their mark on this lovely country house which contains fabulous mementos of the family's history and travels - paintings, furniture, Indian silverware as well as the impressive clock collection. There is also a unique collection of water-colour landscape paintings set in the West Indies by the Trinidadian artist Michel Jean Cazabon (1813-1888).
The Gardens, which in 2021 won a Gold Award for the South & South East in Bloom 'Heritage Garden' of the year as well as the Chairman's Award 2021, are full of interest throughout every season; the Kitchen Garden originally designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, is a wonderful mix of traditional and modern gardening: a beautiful Victorian Greenhouse, figs pleached on the walls, arbours festooned in golden hops, and an abundance of soft fruits, traditional apples and pears along with a variety of vegetables grown for the House. The Walled Garden to the rear of the stable yard is another intimate enclosed garden with long borders of annuals and perennials.
Clock tours: Specialist clock tours are held on the last Saturday of every month from June to September. The tour starts at 1.30pm. Prior booking of this wonderful tour is recommended, as it does get booked up in advance. £20.00 per person. Please visit the "What's On" section of the website to make a booking.
Unfortunately, we will not be taking group bookings for 2021, but we look forward to welcoming groups back in 2022. If you would like to discuss or book a visit for 2022, please contact the Estate Administrator.
Please note: The House can only be viewed by guided tour.
Colourful flowers and bees at Belmont
Kitchen Garden at Belmont
Within the walled garden at Belmont
Pinetum at Belmont
Walled Garden Pond
Plenty to enjoy and admire at Belmont
Walled Garden Entrance
Plenty of photo opportunities at Belmont
We hope to open the house from Thursday 1st July 2021 for self-guided tours, subject to the latest Government guidelines.
For updated tour times or alterations please see the website or give us a call.
Gardens open daily throughout the year 10am to 6pm or dusk if earlier.
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
Adults: Gardens Only £7.00
Children: Gardens Only £2.50 (12 - 16 years)
Concessions: Gardens Only £5.00
Child age range: Under 12s Free
Min visitors per group: 12
Clock Tour: £20pp.