Information for Groups

Adult Groups

We welcome pre-booked groups to Riverhill. Teas and coffee with a selection of homemade cakes or cream teas can be arranged either in our café or, for larger groups, in the ‘Garden Room’. As well as welcoming groups interested in history and horticulture, we have regular vists from specialist interest groups such as classic car societies and photography and art groups. Our ‘Garden Room’ is also available for meetings and social gatherings. Download our Adult Groups brochure (pdf).

During 2019 we'll also be taking Group bookings during several of the most splendid weeks in the garden. Choose from;

Bluebell Private Viewings
24th April - 3rd May
This special package gives your group time on you own amongst our Bluebells, perfect for enjoying the sheer beauty and tranquility of our bluebell woods, don't forget your camera! Arrival at 9:15am for private viewing, followed by tea, coffee and cake in our cafe at 10am. You're then welcome to enjoy the rest of the gardens at your leisure. £15 per person. Minimum Group Size 12

Rhododendron & Azalea Extravaganza
8th - 26th May
Come and view our renowned collection of Rhododendrons and Azalea's in full bloom, with some of our varieties dating back to 1908.

'Walled Garden Weeks'
5th - 21st June
During these weeks we'll be focusing our activities on the Walled Garden, where the Peonies on the Southern Border will be blooming in their magnificent glory, we'll see vegetables growing in the Kitchen Garden and the Rose Walk is a riot of colour and scent.

2019 Adult Groups
(Minimum Group size 12. Maximum Group size 56).
Option A
Admission to the Gardens
£8 per person
Option B
Admission to the Gardens & Head Gardeners Tour (1 hour)
£11 per person
Option C
Admission to the Gardens, Tea, Coffee, and a selection of homemade cakes 
£12 per person
Option D
Admission to the Gardens & Riverhill Cafe Cream Tea 
£13.50 per person
Option E
Admission to the Gardens, Head Gardeners Tour (1 hour) Tea, Coffee, and a selection of homemade cakes 
£15 per person
Option F
Admission to the Gardens, Head Gardeners Tour (1 hour) & Riverhill Cafe Cream Tea 
£16 per person


Please contact us to discuss availability for group bookings.

Groups of Children

At Riverhill we welcome a range of groups such as Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides, Holiday Clubs, Play schemes and Childminders. Children love having the opportunity and space to explore, to build camps and dens, to spot the Yeti and get lost in the maze. 

For schools click here for further information

2019 Child Groups
Group Child discount £5.50
(1 free adult per 6 paying children)


Important Information for Coach Drivers
Please note that coaches can only access our entrance coming downhill from Sevenoaks (i.e. Heading South from Sevenoaks on the A225). Please do not attempt to turn right from the A225 into our entrance. Please call us on 01732 459777 if you need clarification. Coach parking directions can be found here.