Italianate Glasshouse
Italianate Glasshouse

Italianate Glasshouse and Tea Garden

* Now Open *

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, while enjoying the tranquil and peaceful surroundings. 

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.

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.

Address

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

Contact

07868 722060

Entry Price

Free Entry