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Welcome to Hall Place and Gardens

One of the South East’s best-kept secrets. This historic house and garden, rich in fascinating history, welcomes visitors all year round with a range of exhibitions and public events and stunning spaces for weddings and other celebrations. Garden entry is free.

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Current Opening

The Visitor Centre and toilets are open. The Riverside Cafe is currently open for take-aways only

Jambs Owls Experience and Bexley Butterflies House is currently closed.

The Plant Centre, in line with government guidelines is permitted to open as a garden centre. It is currently open 10am -4:30pm,  7-days a week. Plant sales are also available online at www.bexleybutterflyhouse.co.uk

 Gardens open 9am-4pm (6pm from 1 April). 

 The formal gardens to the North of the River Cray will be temporary closed from Thursday 14th January 2021. The formal lawns at Hall Place have recently experienced an increase in visitor numbers. This, along with the recent wet weather, has caused substantial damage to the ground and a health and safety risk to our visitors. We will re-open the formal gardens at the earliest opportunity

Access to the south parkland will be made available via the main stone gate. Please follow signs on site which allow for a circular path to ensure maximum social distancing on the route to and from the parkland via the Weir bridge. The gardens will close at 4pm

Covid-19: Keeping our visitors safe. Follow this link to our main Covid page

Local Byelaws prohibit dogs, riding bicycles, BBQs. Find out more here Local Byelaws pdf or Local Byelaws MS word doc


Contact us:  We apologise but we are unable to man the telephone lines. Please email hallplaceenquiries@bexley.gov.uk  or for functions hallplacefunctions@bexley.gov.uk . Alternatively you can message us on Facebook or Instagram.

Thank you and stay safe. _______________________________________________________________________________________

Covid-19: Looking after our visitors

We’ve made some changes – what you need to know

  • In light of the Governments latest rulings, Hall Place gardens remain open. The Visitor Centre and toilets are also open. The East Gardens from the Stone Arch Gate to the Weir Bridge by the Visitor Centre are open on a one way route system and this is the entrance and exit for the gardens. 
  • The Stables Gallery and Shop, Bexley Butterfly House  and Jambs Owls Experience are all closed.
  • The Plant Centre, in line with government guidelines, is open 10am – 4:30pm, 7 days a week.
  • Signs will be in place so that visitors can move through the gardens safely.
  • Please respect others – not observing social distancing can make others anxious, so please continue to keep everyone safe by distancing and abide by the governments stricter National Lockdown rules.
  • Please take your rubbish home with you
  • Please do not use the gardens as a toilet, as our gardeners have to clean it up!

For more information visit our Covid information page

Relax, Discover & Enjoy

Stay healthy and keep well with a stroll in the gardens.

It is really important that you ensure that you keep at least 2 metres away from others at all times as advised by the government and wash your hands regularly.

Free entry

Family Friendly

The government wish to encourage children to play and explore in the outdoors, whilst following social distancing guidance. So come and have a run around in the acres of Hall Place Gardens.

It is really important that you ensure that you keep at least 2 metres away from others at all times as advised by the government and wash your hands regularly.

Cartoon image of Hairy bunny and Mary Bunny with a trophy and bunting

Take part in our Easter Family Garden Trail 1-18 April 2021. Online purchases only. Find out more here.

For free fun activities, stories and much more, visit our Learning @ Home page

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