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Autumn's in the air

Take a family walk through the countryside

27 September 2017

There’s a feast for your senses awaiting this autumn: step outside and try our pick of the seasonal walks across Kent and East Sussex.

Flower magic at enchanted castle

The Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle Picture: Andy Jones

26 September 2017

An annual flower festival is transforming Leeds Castle into an enchanted castle.

Castle gets ready for autumn colour

20 September 2017

Visitors to Hever Castle & Gardens can enjoy autumn guided tours with head gardener Neil Miller or self-guided trails during the month of October.

Year-round colour to lift your plot

Heuchera is great for autumn colour

15 September 2017

Autumn is a good time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Here's some ways to ensure year-round colour.

Escape to the country

Serena Henderson from Kent Cider Company at Belmont House last year with a tawny owl Picture: Barry Duffield

08 September 2017

Go back to nature with our pick of the best rural events across the county this weekend.

You’re never too old to learn….

There's 700 years of history and award-winning gardens at Hever Castle

08 September 2017

As the county goes back-to-school and college, Neil Miller, head gardener at Hever Castle, talks RHS courses and learning on the job.

Dahlias still need feeding and watering

07 September 2017

While everything else in the garden is fading, the blousy blooms of dahlias are still going strong. But how do you grow them in pots?

Turning back the clock with a splash of colour

A hot bed of dahlia Brandaris

24 August 2017

A plan by head gardener Troy Scott Smith to bring back Vita Sackville-West’s spirit of planting at Sissinghurst Castle is beginning to take shape

Flower power: gardens to put the colour back in your life

The National Trust's Scotney Castle

24 August 2017

Put some colour back in your life as Kent’s gardens burst into bloom: here's where to find six of the best across the county.

How to get an allotment and not lose the plot

The price of an allotment will vary from borough to borough

07 August 2017

As National Allotments Week approaches, the National Allotment Society offers advice on how to get a plot and what you need to think about.


A passion for perennials? Why I bought 33 trolley loads

Drifts of perennials

28 July 2017

Kent gardening expert Neil Miller's bulk buy with a difference

The county's coming up roses

Emmetts Garden in Sevenoaks

21 July 2017

From picturesque perennials to beautiful borders, our county, the Garden of England, has gardens galore: we've picked 10 of the best.

Kent recognised for fantastic parks with Green Flag Awards

The Green Flag will continue to fly over Whitstable Castle

18 July 2017

Nature lovers in Kent are sure to be celebrating today after parks and gardens across the county have been recognised for their excellence.


Are you out for the count?

The buddleia is commonly known as the butterfly bush

11 July 2017

It’s time to take nature’s pulse by counting beautiful butterflies, the colourful barometer of our environment

'Worrying' decline in number of hedgehogs

Kent has seen a decline in the number of hedgehogs

06 July 2017

Conservationists are concerned about growing numbers of hedgehogs disappearing from our gardens.


A very ludicrous garden

Bill Oddie in his ludicrous garden

06 July 2017

Birdwatcher Bill Oddie gives a tour of his garden, full of weird and wacky memorabilia

Kent leads the way at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

On The Edge was designed by Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes which is based in Weavering, Maidstone

04 July 2017

The county's gardeners revel in the spotlight at the world's largest garden show

The seven-acre haven

The summer show is Great Comp Gardens' biggest event of the year

02 July 2017

A seven acre haven holds its biggest event of the year this weekend with everything from edible plants to carnivorous ones.

Head out into the hedgerows of Kent

Try some foraging with the family

02 July 2017

The Garden of England is ripe for the picking this summer so here's some hints on foraging for your supper.

City boasts an array of hidden gems to enjoy this summer

Canterbury is blessed with a rich variety of beautiful hidden gardens.

01 July 2017

There's more to Canterbury than the Dane John and Westgate Gardens. Here are the eight best public gardens outside the big two.

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