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Upper High Street Gardens, Sevenoaks


The Upper High Street Gardens were donated to the public in 1947. The site features a garden designed to symbolise the Garden of Eden.

The most ancient of garden formulas was used to create this pleasant retreat for local residents. The four-fold layout of the upper garden, with water represented by the well-head at the centre, symbolises the Garden of Eden, fertility, timelessness and Paradise. In the hot sun, aromatic shrubs and flowers give off their scents. Flowering cherries, Prunus Kanzan, shade the lower grassy area where there are seats and a rustic shelter
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal site for general public use.


Sevenoaks Town Council

Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3QG
Features & Designations


  • Well Head
  • Description: The well-head is at the centre of the upper garden.
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: Flowering cherries Prunus Kanzan, shade the lower grassy area.
  • Garden Building
  • Description: Rustic shelter.
Key Information




Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces



Open to the public




  • Kent Gardens Trust {A Presentation of Parks: A survey of amenity parks and gardens in Kent} (Kent Gardens Trust) 21