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Italianate Glasshouse and Occasional Tea Garden

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens

The Italianate Glasshouse, a Grade II* Listed historic monument, was erected in the grounds of East Cliff Lodge, Sir Moses Montefiore's 22 acre estate in 1832. Sir Moses, a British financier and former Sheriff of London, bought the magnificent structure from another impressive house, Bretton Hall in Yorkshire after seeing it in an auction catalogue.

The grounds of the house, now known as King George VI Memorial Park, were eventually taken over by Ramsgate Borough Council and the house was demolished in 1953.

Sadly neglected in the past, the Glasshouse was restored in 2005. 

Glasshouse, garden and occasional tea garden open fine weather on summer days, come and enjoy the tranquil and peaceful surroundings. Dogs on leads welcome.

Commended Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Attraction Employee of the Year' 2015



Access Information

Access is via King George VI Memorial Park, via a level footpath and across grass; there are some slopes and uneven ground towards the entrance of Glasshouse.

The Glasshouse interior is not wheelchair-accessible, but the surrounding gardens and café area are. Assistance Dogs allowed.

The nearest public accessible (RADAR) toilets are in King George VI Memorial Park, along the cliff-side.

The nearest parking is along the roads adjacent to the park- Dumpton Park Drive, Montefiore Avenue, Avebury Avenue and Wickham Avenue.


Free Entry


King George VI Memorial Park, Montefiore Avenue Ramsgate CT11 8BD


07868 722060
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
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