Anne Chambers’ grandmother started creating the garden at Kiftsgate a hundred years ago. Since then first her daughter, then her granddaughter, have continued to develop and add to the structure and formation of the garden to make it reflect country house gardens through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.
The garden was first opened for the National Garden Scheme in May 1930 and has continued to open almost without break twice a year up to the present day.
Vanessa Berridge, whose acclaimed book: Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Three Generations of Women Gardeners, was published in 2019, will introduce Anne Chambers, granddaughter of the garden’s creator, who today manages the garden with her husband Jonny. Their talk will give you a fascinating insight into the family’s involvement and endeavours over the century and will tempt you to visit on a National Garden Scheme open day.