Chevening National Garden Scheme

Published: 02 April 2019


The pleasure grounds of the Earls Stanhope at Chevening House are today characterised by lawns and wooded walks around an ornamental lake. First laid out between 1690 and 1720 in the French formal style, in 1770s a more informal English design was introduced. In early C19 lawns, parterres and a maze were established, and many specimen trees planted to shade woodland walks. A new cascade, modelled on a 1718 predecessor, commemorates 250 years of the Stanhope family’s ownership of Chevening and 50 years stewardship by the Board of Trustees. Gentle slopes and gravel paths throughout.

 Poster promoting the National Open Garden Scheme

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the historic gardens with the woodland, lake, maze and new cascade. Plants can also be bought from an independent nursery and you can buy tea and cakes on site in aid of Chevening Church. The car park is free.


Gardens open 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Admission £7.00
Children under 16 £1.00
Pay on entry


Dogs on short leads welcome
Wheelchair access at main features
Plant sale
Refreshments available


Should you require any additional information please call the Chevening Estate Office on 01732 744809.