Gardens open daily, 10.00am- 6.00pm
The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, set in its own parkland amid the Kent countryside, is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of the architect Samuel Wyatt. General (Later Lord) Harris bought the house at a public auction in 1801, using his share of prize money following the defeat of Tipu Sultan at the Battle of Seringapatam in 1799.
Belmont houses objects that reflect 6 generations of continuous occupation by one family, containing wonderful mementos of the family's history and travels - paintings, photograph albums, furniture, beautiful Indian and English silverware along with one of the finest private collections of clocks and watches in Britain outside those in the national museums.
The Gardens, which in 2022 won a Gold Award for the South & South East in Bloom ‘Walled Garden’ of the year as well as the Chairman's Award 2021, are full of interest throughout every season; the Kitchen Garden originally designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, is a wonderful mix of traditional and modern gardening: a beautiful Victorian Greenhouse, figs pleached on the walls, arbours festooned in golden hops, and an abundance of soft fruits, traditional apples and pears along with a variety of vegetables grown for the House. The Walled Garden to the rear of the stable yard is another intimate enclosed garden with long borders of annuals and perennials.
Specialist clock tours are held on the last Saturday of every month from April to September. The tour starts at 1.30pm. Prior booking of this wonderful tour is recommended, as they do get booked up in advance. £25.00 per person. https://belmont-house.org/events-page/.
Groups are welcome to visit Belmont by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To organise a group visit, please contact the Estate Administrator on 01795 890202 or email email@example.com
Self-guided tours and garden prices: Adults £10.00 and Children (12-16yrs) £5.00
Guided tours and garden prices: Adults £15.00 and Children (12-16yrs) £8.00
Clock Tours £25.00 per person
Gardens only: Adults £7.00, Children (12-16years) £2.50
The House is open from Sunday 2nd April to Thursday 28th September 2023. Self-guided tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, from the Orangery. Guided house tours are available on Sundays and BH Mondays at 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm. Tickets are available to book online.