Italianate Glasshouse
Italianate Glasshouse

Italianate Glasshouse and Tea Garden

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. 

A recent addition has been the Tea Garden. Open on fine days during the summer months, visitors are able to relax and sample a delicious cream tea whilst enjoying the tranquil and peaceful surroundings. 

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

Opening Times

Glasshouse open weekdays during late spring and summer.
Tea Garden open weekends from Easter.
Days extended during summer.
Outside seating so weather permitting.
Dogs on lead welcome.


King George VI Memorial Park, Montefiore Avenue
CT11 8BD


07868 722060

Entry Price

Free Entry