As the repairs to the Lily Pond are nearing completion we have decided that it is the right time to pollard the three massive willows which hang over the east side of the water. They should quickly regenerate a more modest top growth and give the lilies a chance to mature in the newly built … Finde mehr heraus
Our annual sculpture show in the gardens will run until 14th August with 15 artists from the South East showing over 70 pieces of work. Everything is for sale with prices from £15 to £8000. With the beautiful backdrop of our 12 acres of gardens it makes a great afternoon visit with the possibility of … Finde mehr heraus
Our annual sculpture show is on until the 14th of August with fifteen artists from the south east showing over 70 pieces of work. Everything is for sale with prices from £15 to £8000. With the beautiful backdrop of our 12 acres of gardens it makes a great afternoon visit with the possibility of a little retail … Finde mehr heraus
The blue Vanda orchid in our main greenhouse is in full glorious flower, matching the blooms of the Tibouchina growing up the wall. Both these tropical flowers from different continents make the greenhouse feel very exotic. Our first ever hand of bananas is developing nicely and adds to the tropical theme.
The delphiniums are budding up nicely and should be looking at their spectacular best for the start of the festival next weekend. On Sunday 19th we will be joined by Andy Garland and the Radio Kent Sunday Gardening Team, broadcasting their show live from the garden. In the afternoon the Delphinium Society will be … Finde mehr heraus
The collection of over 100 bearded irises which are growing on the hot south facing border of the walled garden are just starting their season this week – if we get some sunshine they’ll really have hit their stride by the weekend making a carpet of mixed colours. The Japanese wisteria over the entrance to the … Finde mehr heraus
After a particularly wonderful display this year the daffodils in the Wild Garden are starting to go over but fritillaries, anemones and primroses are still going strong and around the garden the tulips are emerging. Magnolias are also starting to flower and survived the frosts last week without too much damage.
Vital health and safety checks have been carried out on the swing in the Wild Garden before we open for the new season. The earlier daffodils – ‘The Emperor’ and ‘Maximus Superbus’ are already in full flower and looking glorious in the sunshine. Narzisse Ajax in vollem Umfang’ is our oldest daffodil recorded from the 1620’s so may have been … Finde mehr heraus
The cockspur thorns in the walled garden are covered in berries now and usually hold onto them even when all the leaves have dropped but this year they seem to be full of blackbirds enjoying the fat fruits. We’re busy in the gardens collecting leaves and finally cutting back the Dahlias which were still flowering … Finde mehr heraus
Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ making a splash in the cut flower beds. The recent rain has refreshed the garden and all the late doers are flourishing. The herbaceous borders are full of Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’, Stipa gigantea, Perovskia atriplicifolia,Sedums and Penstemmons. The annual trim of the mammoth yew hedge surrounding the formal garden is under … Finde mehr heraus