Snowdrop & Spring flower gardens - Kent

The garden of England still shines during the winter months with some outstanding snowdrop gardens and more chances to explore as we go into spring…

Great Comp Garden, Sevenoaks

Skillfully designed 7 acre garden of exceptional beauty. Spacious setting with maintained lawns and paths lead visitors through plantsman’s collection of trees, shrubs, heathers and herbaceous plants. Early C17 house (not open). Magnolias, hellebores and snowflakes (leucojum), hamamellis and winter flowering heathers are a great feature in the spring. A great variety of perennials in summer inc salvias, dahlias and crocosmias. Sunday 24th March (10-5). Adm £9.50, chd free.

Mount Ephraim Gardens, Faversham

Mount Ephraim is a privately-owned family home set in 10 acres of terraced Edwardian gardens with stunning views over the Kent countryside. Highlights inc a Japanese rock and water garden, arboretum, unusual topiary and a spectacular grass maze plus many mature trees, shrubs and spring bulbs. Opens Sunday 24th March (11-5). Adm £8, chd £3. Cream teas in West Wing Tea Room.

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