Mount Ephraim Gardens

Mount Ephraim Gardens is set in ten glorious acres of stunning Edwardian terraced gardens against a backdrop of the beautiful Kent countryside. These ten acres of gardens, set in the heart of an 800 acre estate have magnificent views over the Swale and Thames Estuaries.

The gardens feature a Japanese rock garden, water garden and lake, arboretum and a spectacular grass maze with a play area for children. They are also home to an extensive collection of spring bulbs, trees and shrubs including Rhododendrons, many types of Camelias and Magnolias.

The elaborate and unusual topiary with a miscellany of birds, animals and First World War memorabilia in clipped yew truly captures the imagination. The Millennium Rose Garden abundant with scented roses and a traditional herbaceous border complete this stunning area. Visitors can experience the sight of the Millennium Rose Garden in full bloom and the intoxicating colours and scents in mid summer.

The unique 'Miz Maze' creation, planted with ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials is something to look forward to as the days get shorter with its dancing grasses and dramatic swirls of wild flowers, which are alive with pollinating insects and wildlife best seen as the summer draws to a close.

Mount Ephraim has been home to the Dawes Family for over 300 years and is a lasting monument to a more graceful and leisurely age. Every time of year at Mount Ephraim Gardens brings it own distinctive pleasures.

2021 Season Tickets are now available to purchase online! Season tickets give you unlimited access to the gardens during normal opening days and free entry to our Mount Ephraim organised events (however you now must register online in advance for free to attend our events.)

Just head to to purchase yours in advance.

Please note: we are using our events site to sell season tickets so it may look like you're registering for an event on 1st April rather than for a season ticket. Please don't worry - you will indeed be buying a season ticket for the whole season! We won't post anything out in advance - you'll just need to bring your email confirmation with you on the first day of your visit and we'll exchange it for a credit card sized season ticket. If you would like something physically posted out, please get in touch with Lucy after purchase by emailing

COVID-19 update

Read our Covid 19 FAQs on the measures we have put in place to ensure everyone’s safety and to help you plan your visit.

Opening Times

The gardens are open between April and September every year on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 5pm.
We close for winter but may have some occasional garden openings in March and October which we will be advertised on Mount Ephraim's website and social media.


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Entry Price

Adults: £7
Children: £2.50 (Aged 4 - 16)
Family Ticket £17 (2 adults & 2 children)
Groups & Season Tickets Available - Ask For Details
Wheelchair user £1