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Belmont Gardens

Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH

Belmont Gardens

Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH

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The layout of the grounds at Belmont largely date from the 1790s and form part of the Colonel Montresor’s remodelling of the Park, although the planting has been altered and added to by different generations of the Harris Family over the past two centuries.

The front lawns contain a selection of specimen trees including London Plane, Weeping Ash, Tulip Tree and a Handkerchief Tree.

The Walled Garden to the rear of the stable yard is an intimate enclosed garden with long borders containing an abundance of annuals and perennials. At the far end of the garden is a rectangular pond and rock garden, planted for both spring and summer colours.

The Belmont Kitchen Garden is built to a slightly unusual design; firstly, it is not symmetrical – most walled gardens are rectangular in shape and secondly, the southern wall is only half height. This gives the whole garden a sense of openness, allows it to benefit from the afternoon sun and provides a greater sense of connectivity with the surrounding park.

In 2001, the garden was restored to a design by the renowned Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd. The resulting design encompasses a part-productive, part ornamental theme and the garden is filled with trained fruit, flowers, vegetables, flowering trees, lawns and water. Although true to the design, it was the Belmont garden staff who, in under 18 months, turned her brief in to reality – introducing new gravel paths, box hedges, metal fruit arches, an ornamental pond, twelve hop arbours and a semi-circular pleached hedge of pyrus chanticleer – whilst also providing home for the original sun dial which is contemporary to the original house.

Don’t leave without a delicious cup of tea with a slice of homemade cake in our courtyard tea room. This is available at the weekend only during season. The tearoom is self-service Monday to Friday.

Belmont Gardens also has a Historic House:

Belmont House and Gardens (Historic House Section)

Information on Belmont Gardens , Throwley , Faversham

Opening Times: Gardens only: All year, Daily, 10:00-18:00.
Admission: Garden only: Adult £5.00, Child (12-16) £2.50, Concession £4.00.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)
Location: From Faversham / M2, exit junction 6 Turn onto the A251 heading South in the direction of Ashford. Pass successively through the villages of North Street (2 miles) and Sheldwich (3 miles), before reaching Badlesmere (4 miles), turn right and follow the brown tourist signs for Belmont; a further 1.5 miles. From Ashford / M20, exit junction 9 Take the A251, heading North in the direction of Faversham. Pass through the village of Boughton Aluph (2 miles), straight across the Challock roundabout (4 miles) and continue North until Badlesmere. Turn left and follow the brown tourist signs for Belmont; a further 1.5 miles.
Facilities: Guided Tours, Limited Disabled Access, Parking Availability, Plants for Sale, Tea Room
Parkland / Woodland Acreage: 40
Organisation(s): Historic Houses Association

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 14:00

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Sun 19 Aug 2018 – Sun 19 Aug 2018

Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters.

From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice’s journey couldn’t be filled with more adventure.

Adults £16. Children (under 16) £10. Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £46. Children 3 years and under go free.

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Meet the Head Gardener, 13:00-15:00

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Mon 20 Aug 2018 – Mon 20 Aug 2018

Starting in the Orangery, Head Gardener, Graeme, will give you a brief overview of the Estate as a whole and then guide you around our beautiful gardens to see some of the many species of plants and trees.

He will also tell you about the seasonal work involved in maintaining the garden at Belmont.

£6.00 per person. No booking required.

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Belmont WoodFest & Country Fair, 10:00 - 17:00

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Sat 08 Sep 2018 – Sun 09 Sep 2018

There is plenty to see and do for the whole family. We have a variety of exhibitors from the wonderful world of wood who will be demonstrating their traditional skills and craftsmanship. Our arena displays this year will include the usual favourites and more!

Adult £10, Concession £8 and Children under 16 free.

Please note the house will be closed this weekend.

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Meet the Head Gardener, 13:00-15:00

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Mon 17 Sep 2018 – Mon 17 Sep 2018

Starting in the Orangery, Head Gardener, Graeme, will give you a brief overview of the Estate as a whole and then guide you around our beautiful gardens to see some of the many species of plants and trees.

He will also tell you about the seasonal work involved in maintaining the garden at Belmont.

£6.00 per person. No booking required.

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Halloween at Belmont, 11:00 - 15:00

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Sun 28 Oct 2018 – Sun 28 Oct 2018

Enjoy a spooktacular family outing to Belmont this Halloween. Children can reveal their inner artist with pumpkin carving and creepy craft making with Lynsey of Creative Mash Ups. There will also be a spooky trail around our gardens for everyone to enjoy.

Our Tea Tent will be open from 11am for soup, cakes and Halloween treats.

£5.00 per child & £1.00 per adult

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-90629

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