Mount Ephraim Gardens are at the heart of an 800 acre estate comprising the house and gardens, a progressive fruit farm, woodland and grazing. The glory of the garden lies in its superb site. The house, rebuilt in 1870, but the home of the Dawes family for over 300 years, commands a truly magnificent view over woodland parks, orchards and the Swale and Thames Estuary.
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Added attractions are an Edwardian Tea Room, Gift Shop and Orchard Walks. There is also Craft Centre open on Sundays only.
A series of special events takes place during the year and they include:-
A Sheep Farming Display Day.
A Wine Festival in May.
An outdoor Shakespeare production in June
A Jazz Festival July
An orchestral concert with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra which includes a large Firework Display on July
Apple Sunday in September -- A day with lots of displays worked round Apples, there will also be an old Cider Press in action.
Each year there is an exhibition of Sculptures by artists from the South of England in the garden. They are located in various points on a trail and are specially chosen to blend with that particular location. They add a great deal of interest for visitors with artistic leanings.
Mount Ephraim gardens are not specially set up for disabled visitors as steps and terraces make it difficult for wheelchairs. A ramp is available to facilitate entry into the Tea Room.GROUP OUTINGS
Booked parties are welcome by appointment on any date throughout the season including Sundays but weekdays are preferred. This enables special catering arrangements to be made. Special Teas, Lunches, Morning Coffee or Suppers are available by arrangement. Mount Ephraim wine is available. The Craft Centre can be opened on most occasions by arrangement. There is a large Car Park with space for coaches.
Mount Ephraim is situated approximately one mile from the end of the M2 and is located between the villages of Boughton and Hernhill. Follow the Brown and White Tourist signs from the A2 and the A299.
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