The gardens are open every day of the week in season (including Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 2-6pm.
Private guided tours are also available, mornings or afternoons: please e-mail us to arrange.
Boldshaves opens each year on behalf of the National Garden Scheme and Kent Minds, and is regularly booked for open days by other charities.
The garden at Boldshaves has been substantially redeveloped over the last 25 years and new features continue to evolve. The garden is part terraced, south-facing, with a walled garden containing a variety of semi-hardy and southern hemisphere plants; a Camellia dell; herbaceous borders, including the well-known Red Borders; a Flame Bed; an Italian Garden; a garden planted up in 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee; a vegetable garden; a wide variety of old-fashioned English roses; and a herb garden given over to both culinary and medicinal herbs.
The ancient woodland which borders the garden is accessible throughout the year, and is particularly to be admired in the Spring when woodland anemones and bluebells flower in succession. In April and May the sound of nightingales throughout their mating season is worth a visit on its own.
Plants are for sale in the small nursery area on all days when the garden is open.
The garden is accessible to wheelchair users, but please note that the garden is on a south-facing slope and that many of the paths are grass.