Tag: Days out in Kent

Preparing for our first event

Gardens are now open Tuesday to Sunday.  Tickets must be pre-booked during office hours Monday to Friday.  See booking form on contact page. We are excited to be preparing for our first event this season – Sculpture in the Gardens – with 16 artists displaying work around the gardens.  Some are new names and someFind out more

Gardens open for the season

We are very happy to be welcoming visitors to the gardens again for the start of the new season.  The wild garden is putting on a fabulous show of daffodils, primroses, fritillaries and anemones.  Almond and peach blossom is attracting pollinators to the walled garden and in the greenhouses we are busy propagating veg andFind out more

Feeling the Heat

As the temperatures drop the colours in the garden are still providing a warm glow.  The borders are full of Asters, Rudbeckias and these fantastic Kniphofia rooperi with their mouth-watering orange drumsticks.  In the walled garden the tropical colours of Cannas, Amaranthus and Dahlias are keeping the show going and now that we’ve finally hadFind out more

Interns old, interns new & some fundraising days!

My name is Sarah, and as the new intern here at Godinton, I’ll be taking over the running of the House & Estate blogs for the year, as well as setting up an ‘In Focus’ blog once a month to explore some of the fantastic objects and architecture within Godinton in a bit more depth.Find out more

Late Summer in the Garden

Late summer is a great time for our Italian Garden filled with soft mauves and blues of late lavendar and Perovskia and the huge flowers of Buddleja ‘Dartmoor’.  There’s lots of colour in the borders and apples and pears are starting to ripen in the Walled Garden.  We’re also hoping to add banana cake to theFind out more

Midsummer in the gardens

The cutting garden has filled with colour – roses, sweetpeas, Achillea and this wonderful Penstemon barbatus with its coral red flowers much more delicate than a lot of its cultivated cousins. Deadheading is keeping our volunteers busy in the rose garden and we’re trying to keep up with the pruning of spring flowering shrubs andFind out more

Blooming marvellous

The warm sunshine and recent showers are moving things along in the garden at a gallop.  The bearded iris collection has recovered from a major renovation and is flowering well. We are very excited to see our new addition in the Long Border Iris ‘Godinton’, bred by Iris of Sissinghurst.  The peonies are all coveredFind out more