Hever Castle, Italian Garden 3654

Hever, England, Kent, Sevenoaks

Brief Description

A 30-acre garden in Italianate style, designed by Joseph Cheal designed to display sculpture. One part is a rose garden, containing more than 3000 plants.

History

With 1000 men working on the garden, the whole area was constructed and fully planted in four years between 1904 and 1908.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.hever-castle.co.uk/yourvisit/default.asp
Features

Plant Environment

  • Plant Type
  • Rose Garden

Style

  • Italianate
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.hever-castle.co.uk/yourvisit/default.asp

Directions

http://www.hever-castle.co.uk/yourvisit/default.asp?ID=260
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Hever
History

Detailed History

The Italianate and rose gardens were designed to display William Waldorf Astor’s collection of Italian sculpture. With 1000 men working on the garden, the whole area was constructed and fully planted in four years between 1904 and 1908. The Italian garden covers 30 acres of the site, and the rose garden forms one area within it.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People