Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Sevenoaks: Hours, Address, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

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Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until Mar 10, 2022
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Beautiful, relaxing hillside Gardens with stunning views over the Weald of Kent & an excellent cafe. For garden experts we have a magnificent collection of rhododendrons & azaleas, some grown from seeds brought back by the plant hunters. We have a wonderful Rose Walk, Walled Garden, with spectacular terraces & water feature, our newly restored Rock Garden, filled with ferns & water cascades & giant specimen trees. For families we have a fab adventure playground, den building woods, boat swing, holiday activities & our much loved resident yeti (weekends & school holidays 2-4). Seasonal highlights include: bluebell woods in early spring, rhododendrons & azaleas later in spring, our alium & peony borders early summer, followed by fragrant roses, rounding off the season with spectacular autumn colour, especially from our beautiful acer collection. Dogs on leads very welcome. Admission by pre-booked tickets only. See website to book.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Louisa M
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We are regulars here for the beautiful views & fresh scenery. The staff are Friendly & enthusiastic. Enjoyed a stroll pumpkin spotting although £9 for two pumpkins was rather steep. We do love this place but I was slightly unhappy with the overpricing of pumpkins. Either way this place is definitely worth a visit.
Written October 23, 2021
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I am so sorry, we tried really hard on all our info to let people know that they were welcome to bring their own pumpkin. All ours are from a local, small supplier and we know we can't compete with the big supermarkets who are able to place huge orders and so sell them far cheaper. We really wanted to make it clear that BYO was an option as we understand how costly family days out can be, which is why all our activities are included in our entrance price, it's just for this one we couldn't afford to include a pumpkin, hence the BYO idea. I'm really sorry that this wasn't clear and we will try to think of ways to improve that for next year.
Written October 28, 2021
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Kat_emerald
London, UK7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Fantastic time exploring the gardens and hunting for pumpkins during their pumpkin festival, very child friendly. Will definitely be back!
Written October 23, 2021
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Kim B
Kent, UK25 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
First visit to attend Summit Sculpture event. Warm welcome from lady in ticket booth, lovely chat with a gardener and professional team in cafe. Good prices and choice.

Map and Art list given and route well signed.

Really impressed, walled garden is a real ‘wow’

Art a real mix and something for everyone.

Disappointed season ticket offer now not available until March 2022 despite information and notices stating otherwise as would have signed up today.

Very family friendly but would personally prefer not so many screaming toddlers - parental control issue and not really within Riverhill’s control (and this was without the Yeti’s presence)
Written October 9, 2021
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Nature lover
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beautiful gardens and walks - best to visit in good weather. Went in September and will go back in the Spring when Rhododendrons, Azaleas are out and Bluebells. Well kept gardens with small cafe. Limited menu but very good food, if a little expensive. Walks not suitable for those with limited mobility. Maze, playground and some activities for children. Really love this place.
Written September 27, 2021
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JulesbSouthLondon
Coulsdon, UK154 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a lovely day out at the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens. The staff were very friendly when we arrived, gave us a map and pointed out the best places to have a picnic. The gardens are beautiful and very well kept. We were also able to do the lavender bag making as well.
Written September 4, 2021
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Katie B
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
I visited with my 6 year old son and he absolutely loved it. We could have easily stayed there the whole day as there was so much to do. He really enjoyed the activity tent and made a clay monster. He was excited walking through the woods and checking each den to try and spot the yeti. He spent ages running around in the maze and adventure playground. I only wish we had more time so we'll definitely be back for more visits.
Written August 21, 2021
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Declan C
1 contribution
Aug 2021
We arrived with a grandson who had significant mobility but will tire and may need to use his wheelchair.
Sarah was no less than outstanding in how she accommodated our possible options. She was fantastically welcoming, accommodating and inclusive in approach. This was reflected by all the other staff we encountered.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sally C
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A lovely day out for all the family. Stunning views of Kent, beautiful gardens. Lots of areas to keep the children entertained, den building, playground, maze and rock garden. Lovely cafe and clean toilets.
Written August 1, 2021
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Bromleypeople
Bromley, UK25 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Our first visit back after 20+ years. Then the estate was sadly dilapidated. In recent times clearly much effort has gone into restoring it and we had a very enjoyable half day there in lovely weather. This is clearly a work in progress but there's much to enjoy now. A woodland walk leading to a wildflower hilly meadow with spectacular views across the weald of Kent, a maze (untried) and for garden lovers, a rose garden, borders and walled garden with water features and tiered lawns. There's much for children also with crafts, activities, play areas and wonderful space to run. Very good value entry especially as a £7 ticket with 'on the day' upgrade to annual pass for £10. The 4 star rating is because the cafe, no longer Otto's, now the Riverhill Collective, needs to find its feet. At 2pm we wanted a light lunch but no savoury food at all was available. By 3.30pm nothing was available. The pleasant young people running it seemed very disorganised and inexperienced in working in a catering environment. A disappointment at present. Also, inexplicably, the ladies/disabled toilets were right by the outside cafe seating. I don't enjoy refreshments facing a toilet block listening to a hot air hand dryer. Trellis or screening needed!
We will return and I applaud the efforts of those running this estate including many volunteers. Note it's hilly and may limit those with mobility problems.
Written July 31, 2021
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Bruno
Nottingham, UK104 contributions
Jul 2021
Well tended varied gardens. A great spot for picnics. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside
Written July 17, 2021
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