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Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham,
Kent, ME13 0HH

01795 890202

events@belmont-house.org

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

All year; daily; 10am - 6pm or dusk if earlier.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Tuesdays and Thursdays

House Open for Viewing: Yes

From April to September 2017

Wednesday tours at 11.00am and 1.00pm, Weekend & BH Monday tours at 2.15pm and 3.15pm.

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring, Summer and Autumn

To see:

Rhododendrons, Hydrangeas Kitchen Garden

Admission Prices

House and Gardens: Adult £8; Child £5; Over 60s £7
Gardens only: Adult £5; Child £2.50; Over 60s £4
Family ticket £25
Group tours for 15+ £7pp
Specialist clock tour: Last Sat of every month (Apr - Sept) £15. Prior booking required.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Only Guide Dogs. Teashop now open during week on self-service basis. Lunches for booked tours Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Garden Features & Events

Walled Garden, Pineteum & Victorian Shell Grotto. Beautiful kitchen Garden (herbaceous, fruit and vegetables), Large Victorian Greenhouse, formal lawns, fine specimen trees. Wild flowers and formal garden areas.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
II
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities


Hotels & Accommodation:

The Old Vicarage, Doddington The Sun Inn, Faversham

Restaurants:

Posillipo, Faversham The Limes, Faversham

Inns & Pubs:

The Alma, Faversham

The George Inn, Newnham

The Three Mariners, Oare

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Faversham 4 1/2 miles

Description of Garden

There is something of interest for everyone in the garden at Belmont; a mixture of formal and informal, herbaceous, woodland, fruit and vegetable.

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 periennials. At the far end of the garden is a rectangular pond and rock garden, planted for both spring and summer colours.

In 2001, the Kitchen 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 u2013 introducing new gravel paths, box hedges, metal fruit arches, an ornamental pond, twelve hop arbours and a semi-circular pleached hedge of pyrus chanticleer u2013 whilst also providing home for the original sun dial which is contemporary to the original house.

Beyond the walls of the kitchen garden is a circular herb garden planted to a u2018mandalau2019 pattern as a reminder of the Harris Familyu2019s connection with India.

History Of Garden

The layout of the grounds at Belmont largely date from the 1790s and form part of the Colonel Montresoru2019s 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.

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