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Harcourt House, Grasmere Road (off Highland Road), Bromley,
Kent, BR1 4BB

07958 534074

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
Classical Concert: 4th June; 2pm - 5pm in aid of Demelza
Art in the Garden: 18th & 19th June; 10am - 5pm
Music Extravaganza (Annual Garden Opening): 17th June; 2pm - 5pm in aid of Help for Heroes
NGS Yellow Book opening: 14th August; 2pm - 5pm
Spooky Spectacular (Halloween): 30th October; 4pm - 7pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Call or e-mail for booking

House Open for Viewing: Yes

Call or e-mail for booking

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

14th Aug; 2pm - 5pm; £3

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Admission Prices

From £3.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Classical Music Evening; 29th Aug; 6pm - 10pm; Bromley's Glyndebourne Evening at Harcourt House; Entry £15, includes glass of wine & canapes; proceeds to NSPCC; To book tickets call Freda on 07958 534074 Halloween Spectacular: 31st Oct; 4pm - 8pm; call Freda for more details.

Garden Features & Events

Freda's Garden is an award winning ornate Victorian garden, with routed walkways and seating areas which encourage visitors to sit and enjoy the views. The selection of newly structured flower beds and water features give the garden extra colour and tranquil atmosphere. Freda's Garden is opened several times throughout the year to raise money for charity.

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Description of Garden

Colourful Victorian garden wrapped around large Victorian house. Winding pathways, fern garden, Hercules secret garden, water features, many statues, unusual objects including French antique lamp posts placed among planted areas. Dozens of pots, many hanging baskets and a large Victorian style conservatory.

History Of Garden

Located in what was originally the Bromley Hill Estate, Harcourt House was built as a family home in about 1870 by local architect W.A. Williams, who constructed a number of victorian properties in the area, including Christ Church in Highland Road.

Originally named The Glade, the house was used as a school between 1908 and 1940, firstly known as The Glade Garden School and then later Harcourt House School, Highland and Grasmere. During the Second World War the property was used as offices for the Red Cross.

The Present owners acquired the propery in the early 1980s and spent years lovingly restoring the property back to its former glory. The ruined conservatory was re-built later and compliments the house perfectly.

In 2005 the London Borough of Bromley granted Harcourt House with a listed building status.

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