About Us

Company about

Tram Hatch is an historic, Grade II listed Manor House, one of the original eleven Manors in this part of Kent.  It is the home of Alan and Pamela Scrivens who have sympathetically and lovingly not only restored the Manor House over the last 30 plus years but, in addition, they have restored and expanded the beautiful heritage English country gardens into a wonderful combination of formal and natural settings, with beautiful rose gardens, secret hideaways, tumbling planted riverbanks, pergola's and archways, specialist trees, orchards and much more.

Please note, Tram Hatch is not open daily or for general public (stop-by) viewings. It is only open for Charity Events and Group' garden visits (e.g., Womens Institute, Gardening Clubs, etc.)  ...

Tram Hatch is a quintessentially English Country House & Garden!


Tram Hatch Gardens

The Garden

Three acres in size the gardens are quite lovely. Starting from the driveways rhododendrons and specialist trees, with a collection of helleborus and spring flowering bulbs, to the wonderful pergola draped in wisteria leading through to the beautiful and home-designed Rose Garden featuring David Austin English roses all in shades of pink. There really is something special for every budding garden enthusiast to see and enjoy. Click here for more details ... 

Tram Hatch Gardens

Charitable Days

The owners of Tram Hatch are supporters of various Charities and regularly open their Gardens to a number of these each year. Providing Garden Tours along with refreshments such as home baked Scones for their Summer Afternoon Teas, they raise money via entrance fees all of which they donate to Charities such as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the National Garden Scheme supporting many of the nursing charities. Click here for more details ...

Tram Hatch Gardens

Learning Experiences

As an added extra to the Garden tours and other events that you can attend, a great bonus is that Visitors are also afforded with an excellent opportunity to pick-up tips and get advice from the owners of Tram Hatch and their gardening team. Whether you need to know more about plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetable gardening, etc., they have a wealth of experience that they are only too pleased to share.  Click here for more details ...

Tram Hatch Gardens

Venue & Events

The beautiful lansdcaped gardens, orchards and lawns make a wonderful setting for any event. This, combined with our bespoke designed function building 'The Cube' means any gathering for any occasion can be accommodated. Whether you want a quiet spot for Yoga, to hold seminars or even, that big Birthday or Anniversary, Tram Hatch is a perfect setting affording you the opportunity to fully cater the event yourself directly or, via a catering company you select.  Click here for more details ...



January Tips

Not a good month for gardening!

Whilst not a good month for gardening, it is a good month for looking at the seed and flower catalogues that come flying through the post. How about this year trying some new varieties (?) or, you could always stick with the tried and tested varieties.  Good luck this year whatever the case as sometimes, a vegetable just does not want to perform. For us last year it was Brussels.  White fly decimated them so this year, we might try environmesh.

February Tips

Compost time!

If you have homemade compost like us, keep yourself warm by spreading it out on the garden ready for the worms to do their work.  Get the trenches dug for your runner beans, then add a good lay of mulch/compost before back filling.  Also, remember to check your tree stakes in case we get any high winds this month.  

Vegetable Garden Tips

Spring ... and its time to get going! 

Now is the time to start some of your vegetable seeds off in the greenhouse - tomatoes, cucumbers, leeks, peppers, etc.  Your potato tubers should be chitting ready for planting out in April when the soil starts to warm up.  At this time we cover our Rhubarb rhizomes with large black tubs to encourage early growth, and when you see the new pink Rhubarb you really know that Spring has come!  You can now enjoy the fresh, young tender stalks either roasted or steamed and turned into crumbles, pies or fools. What a treat!

Charity Events

With lovely summer fare

When we open our gardens for our Charity events such as supporting the Life Boats (RNLI) we organise these to include tasty treats such as cream teas or homemade cakes.

- Home made cakes with tea & coffee     - Cream teas with fresh strawberries                        

Contact Us

              Tram Hatch, Charing, Kent - TN27 0BN     
07835 758388