EXPERTISE · DISCOVERY · HERITAGE
Reuthe’s is a magical 11-acre rare species woodland and garden that hosts one of the country’s best selection of specialist rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and conifers. Visitors are welcome year-round ( except Christmas Day) to enjoy a stroll through The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks, shop our collection of beautiful plants in our nursery, or to share a meal in our charming Woodlands Bistro Café (open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea from 8.30am to 4.30pm). We’re absolutely mad about dogs, and encourage visitors to bring their pups to explore The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks with them.
We also offer expert advice on Rhododendrons and Azaleas and have a number of large statement specialist plants available for purchase. Please ask to speak to our Head Gardner about your project.
Reuthes The Lost Gardens Of Sevenoaks
Since opening our gates in 2018, we’ve been proud to work with a great group of local talented individuals to put on engaging events for our visitors. Our events programme includes Alpaca Treks, Farmers and Craft Markets, Christmas Woodland Santa Experience and Market, Jazz Nights, Dining Experiences, Wellness and Spa Days, Open Mic events, Mini Festivals, Fitness classes, Children’s Survival Camps, Children’s Birthday Parties ( Adult birthday parties as well for that matter!), forest bathing, craft classes and seasonal school holiday clubs. We also have a trails for Easter and Christmas which is are perfect for little ones. Check out our What’s On page for details and tickets for all our events
Our Parking, Toilets, Café, Nursery and Market areas are all fully accessible. The Gardens themselves are on a steep slope in places with natural paths, so are not fully accessible for buggies and those with limited mobility.
If you wanted to Hire the Gardens ( or part of the Gardens, please check out our Private Events page for full details of the outdoor and covered spaces we can offer)
Reuthes Featured Events & Activities
Walking The Beautiful Lost Gardens Of Sevenoaks
Reuthe’s is an 11-acre ancient woodland, a place for discovery and adventure. The site is made up of a large woods with clearings which are rich in wildlife and history. Entry to the gardens is £3 for Adults ( 16+) and Free for children if you book in advance, £4.00 on the day. Book your garden entry tickets here
There are two different routes to explore, and each one offers something different. Each route will take between 15 minutes to an as long as you want ( depending how often you stop and admire the plants and the view!) In the spring, the Rhododendrons are in full colour, while in the summer, the wildflower meadows are alive with bees and butterflies.
Reuthe’s is also home to a variety of trees, including ancient oaks, sweet chestnuts, and silver birch. These woods have been managed for centuries, and the result is a unique and beautiful landscape. Whether you want to wander in solitude or take part in one of the many.
Dogs are very welcome at Reuthe’s ( along with their well behaved owners) but we do ask they are kept on a lead at all times for the safety of all our guests.
Though we’re tucked into the beautiful Kent countryside, getting to Reuthe’s is a snap. We’re a short journey from Sevenoaks and Tonbridge in Kent, and there are plenty of transport links that will easily allow you to step into The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks, even without a car.
Sevenoaks (5 miles) and Hildenborough (6 miles) are both on the London Bridge / London Charing Cross to Hastings mainline. Sevenoaks (7 miles) is also on the Thameslink line from Bedford. Borough Green and Wrotham (3½ miles) are on the London Victoria to Ashford line. Taxi ranks / phones are available at all stations.
5 miles east of Sevenoaks on the A25 Reuthes is signposted next to the Crown Point Pub. Drive down a 300m unmade driveway to access the car park and grounds. We offer free parking at Reuthe’s except on specific event days
Go Travel 404 from Sevenoaks train station, Monday to Friday will drop off at Reuthes/Crown Point Pub in Seal Chart/Ightham (please tell driver).
Arriva 308 Sevenoaks train station to Gravesend, hourly service Monday to Saturday alight Reuthes/Crown Point Pub in Seal Chart/Ightham (please tell driver)
The roads around Ightham Mote are single carriage-way country roads with National Speed limits. The nearest cycle route is the Tonbridge to Ivy Hatch Loop (visit cycle-route.com for more details). Bike can be safely chained within Reuthe’s Estate