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The garden is really a ½ acre ‘room’, bounded by yew to the South; an ivy wall to the West; a rock garden to the North; and the house to the East. There is a paradise garden and pond in the middle of the ‘room’, and profusely planted borders on the South and West sides. This garden opens By Arrangement for June and July for groups of between 10 and 20.
½ acre woodland garden, for all seasons, on north west slope, something round every corner, views of surrounding countryside. Collections of roses, hostas and ferns plus rhododendrons, shrubs, trees, vegetables, fruit, unusual plants, flowers for local shows. This garden opens By Arrangement from May to August for groups of between 5 and 15.
The garden comes into its own from end of August, when the Tropical Garden is in full growth. There is also a walled Italian style garden, small Japanese area and woodland with ponds and a waterfall. The Tropical Garden has a wide variety of Palms, Bananas, Gingers, Eucomis and Dahlias and has a network of paths threading through for you to explore and immerse yourself in the Tropics. Opens By Arrangement from Aug 2023 to Sep 2023 for groups of between 10 and 25.
Garden, designed by owners, on an unusually shaped ⅓ acre plot formed from 2 triangles of land. Front garden features raised beds, and the main garden divided into a formal area with terrace, pebble bed and 2 pergolas, an informal area in woodland setting with interesting features and specimen trees. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the garden. Opens By Arrangement from June to August for groups of between 1 and 20.
6 acre garden with ha-ha set in beautiful part of Stour Valley. Wide variety of rhododendrons, azaleas and ornamental shrubs. Woodland walk with spring bulbs. Mature arboretum with recent planting of specimen trees. Rose garden and herbaceous borders. Conservatory. Opens By Arrangement from April to July for groups of 10+.
An established country walled garden divided into a series of ‘rooms’. Roses, clematis, poppies abound in herbaceous borders and against walls and trellises. With water features, fruit tree pergola and a chinese pagoda. This garden opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of all sizes.
The garden is a secluded oasis in the centre of the village. It is filled with a wide range of plants, inc many trees, shrubs, perennials and over 100 geums which make up the National Collection. In an effort to attract more wildlife some areas of grass have been left unmown, and a new butterfly and moth ‘meadow’ was created during lockdown to replace the main nursery area. Opens By Arrangement from April to June for groups of between 1 and 30.
At the base of the Downs, springs rising in this garden form the source of the East Stour. Two large ponds are home to wildfowl and fish and the banks have been planted with drifts of primula, large leaved herbaceous bamboo and ferns. The rest of the 5 acre garden is a Kent cobnut platt and vegetable garden, large grass areas and naturally planted borders and woodland. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 1 and 35.
The ¾ acre garden has views over surrounding fruit-producing farmland. Sloping terraced site and island beds with year-round interest, a pond room, herbaceous borders containing bulbs, shrubs, perennials and a tropical bed. The different areas are connected by flowing curved paths. This garden opens By Arrangement from June to September for groups of all sizes.
The Copper House garden is a modern flower garden successionally planted to provide interest and colour throughout the season. Mixed planting of annuals, perennials, bulbs and shrubs. Small wildflower meadow and orchard. Three small ponds to encourage wildlife. Recently renovated woodland ponds. Opens By Arrangement from July to September for groups of between 10 and 15.
Garden grown out of a love and fascination with plants. Contains wide collection inc many rarities and newly introduced species raised from wild seed. Special interest in woodland flowers, snowdrops and hellebores with flowering trees and shrubs of spring. Opens By Arrangement from February to June for groups of all sizes.
A garden created over 20 yrs, from an old farmyard, featuring mature trees, shady areas, wildlife pond, paths, secluded sitting areas, sun-drenched gravel beds and herbaceous borders designed for pollinators. Extensive views across Romney Marsh. Visitors can explore the field to which the garden leads to see a rewilding project in its infancy. Opens By Arrangement from June to September for groups of all sizes.
3 acre downland garden on alkaline soil with fine trees, mature yew and box hedges, mixed borders. Shrub roses and rose arch pathway, small parterre. Sweeping lawns and lovely views over surrounding countryside. This garden opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of all sizes.
4 acre garden with fabulous views devised and cared for by the same family for 170 yrs. Deep mixed borders with old roses, peonies, shrubs and a wide variety of herbaceous and annual plants; ruin garden; walled garden; interesting mature trees and shrubs; kitchen garden; wildflower meadows with woodland and pond walks. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of between 15 and 40.
A riot of plants growing together as if in the wild, developed over nearly 50 years. No formal beds, but several hundred interesting (and some very unusual) plants. trees and shrubs chosen for year-round appeal. Special interest in bulbs and woodland plants. Opens By Arrangement from March to July for groups of between 1 and 40.
Gardens of about 5 acres, surrounding beautiful 500+yr old clothier’s hall (not open), laid out in 1920s and redesigned since 1992 to combine traditional and modern planting schemes. fountain and rill, water garden, fern garden, mixed borders of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, trees and exotics; birch grove, grass border, pond, kitchen garden, meadows, arboretum and mature orchard. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 10 and 50.
Cottage garden dedicated to nurturing wildlife. Borders packed with flowers for pollinators. 3 ponds, visited by amphibians, dragonflies and birds. Small wildflower lawn. Vegetables all grown in containers to demonstrate gardening in a small space. This garden opens By Arrangement from June to August for groups of between 1 and 20.
Award winning 300ft garden, designed in the Glade style, similar to Forest gardening but more open and with use of exotic and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials, with wildlife in mind, devised and maintained by the owner, densely planted in a natural style with stepping stone paths. Opens By Arrangement from February to November for groups of all sizes.
The 8 acre gardens benefit from views within the AONB and its diverse wildlife, consisting of a sunken formal garden, lawns, mixed borders, herbaceous borders, spring bulbs, a Japanese water garden, orchards, an organic vegetable garden with glasshouses, a wildflower meadow, a rose garden and woodland garden. Opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 1 and 30.
2 acre garden created over nearly 40 years on south facing slope below the Greensand Ridge. Spectacular views. Snowdrops and hellebores, many tender plants, china roses, agapanthus, salvias and grasses flourish on light soil. Opens By Arrangement from February to September for groups of all sizes.
C18 walled garden. Mediterranean terrace and citrus standing. Flowery meadow under apples, pears, quince, crab apple and medlar. Grass tennis court. A cherry orchard grazed by Jacob sheep. Pleached hornbeams, clipped yew hedges and 120 ft. high tulip tree. Opens By Arrangement from April to June for groups of between 12 and 20.
10 acre garden within parkland setting. Mature trees, topiary, wide lawns and clipped yew hedges. Orchard with mown paths through wildflowers. Walled garden with mixed borders and climbing roses. Pine tree walk. Formal box and lavender parterre. Treehouse in the Sequoia. Opens By Arrangement for June and July for groups of between 10 and 30.
1½ acres with impressive display of long-established naturalised snowdrops and winter aconites; collection of over 130 named snowdrops. Garden developed around the snowdrops over 35yrs, inc hellebores, pulmonarias and other early bulbs and flowers, with foliage perennials, shrubs and trees, also natural woodland. Opens By Arrangement in February for groups of between 1 and 20.
4 acre woodland garden with numerous large Rhododendrons and Camellias, mass of spring bulbs with a formal rose garden, cutting garden and large hydrangea beds throughout the garden. The garden also has a large wildlife pond and a variety of trees of interest. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 5 and 30.
1½ acre gardens around C18 orangery, now a house (not open). Magnificent extensive herbaceous border and impressive ancient wisteria. Large walled garden with a wide variety of shrubs, mixed borders and unusual specimen trees. Water features and intriguing collection of modern sculptures in natural surroundings. Opens By Arrangement from March to September for groups of all sizes.
Our garden has a lovely position on the bank of the River Medway. Typical Oast House (not open) often featured on calendars and picture books of Kent. 70yr old garden now looked after by grandchildren of its creator. ¾ acre garden with walls, daffodils, crown imperials, shrubs, clipped box and a spectacular magnolia. Opens By Arrangement from March to October for groups of between 1 and 30.
Series of smallish gardens around award-winning converted farm buildings in beautiful situation overlooking Oare Creek. Main area is nectar rich planting in formal design with a contemporary twist inspired by local landscape. Opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 1 and 20.
Town garden of a ¼ of acre on sandy soil which was originally Common and woodland. Large lawn with island beds planted with roses and herbaceous perennials and a small pond with lilies and goldfish.The owner is a florist and has planted shrubs and annuals specifically with flower arranging in mind. Opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 1 and 15.
1 acre garden under continual development with panoramic views of the Weald. Over 650 varieties of snowdrop grown in tiered display beds with spring flowers in borders. An extensive collection of alpine plants in a large greenhouse. Opens By Arrangement in January and February for groups of between 8 and 50.
Meander your way off the beaten track to a mature 3 acre garden changing through the seasons. You will enjoy a garden laid out in rooms. Large selection of trees, vegetable, rose and gravel gardens, colourful containers. River Stour and the Angel of the South enhance your visit. Opens By Arrangement from April to October for groups of all sizes.
South facing 1 acre walled garden at the foot of the North Downs, designed in two parts: main lawn with large sunny borders and a romantic woodland glade planted with shadow loving plants and spring bulbs, small wildlife pond. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 1 and 35.
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