Private visit to Belmont House and Gardens
Guided Tour | Belmont House
Tuesday 27 June 2017 - 10:30
Belmont House, built in 1769 by Edward Wilks then subsequently enlarged by Samuel Wyatt, is situated amid beautiful Kentish countryside. It has been in the Harris family for generations and is a fine example of Wyatt’s neo-classical style. There are many records of an important military family involved in the formation of the British Empire and a celebrated collection of clocks, said to be one of the finest in private hands.
The grounds consist of a walled garden, pinetum including a Victorian Shell Grotto, a nuttery, a sundial dating back to 1790 and Victorian greenhouses, plus many interesting species of trees planted to commemorate family events.
The visit will start with guided tours of the house, followed by lunch in The Orangery, then an opportunity to explore the gardens.
This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.