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'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.


Keep calm and carry on pruning!

The rotunda at Hever

28 June 2017

He may have 5,000 plants to dead head but Hever Castle's head gardener Neil Miller just loves growing roses

Kent's best garden centres and nurseries

Smaller, specialist garden centres usually trump the larger DIY chain on quality of advice when it comes to plants

23 June 2017

It doesn’t matter if you’ve a pocket-size patch or a prodigious plot, if you’re after gardening inspiration there’s plenty of choice in the county

Blooming books

Hever in Bloom features quotes from literary greats and Harry Potter's glasses in flowers

23 June 2017

From Harry Potter's glasses to quotes by Bronte and Austen, a Kent attraction's In Bloom week is dedicated to literature.

A hen party for all

Great Comp Gardens near Borough Green

14 June 2017

Unwind in a world of floral delights in gardens across Kent, including one celebrating self sufficiency with some feathered guests.

It's not too late to plant summer tubs

It's not too late to create colour

13 June 2017

So, summer’s here and you feel you have left it late to get your patio plants in their pots. Here’s how to perk up your patio with some colour

Water and mow carefully for a great summer lawn

07 June 2017

Does your lawn look lacklustre and forlorn in summer? We show you how to perk it up

Arrangements made for Dean exhibition

The floral arrangements can be seen in Rochester Cathedral’s Crypt

02 June 2017

Floral arrangements celebrating the work of Dean Samuel Reynolds Hole are on display in Rochester.

A pilgrimage to a 'mind-blowing' botanical garden

Native lupins in Jerusalem's Botanical Gardens

26 May 2017

Hever Castle's head gardener, Neil Miller, heads to the Holy Land to find some colourful inspiration

The Clematis King's crowning glory at Chelsea Flower Show

Raymond Evison in his vast greenhouses

24 May 2017

Raymond Evison supplies 25% of the global clematis market, including Kent's Potted Garden Nursery, and his dedication has won him a 29th Chelsea gold.

It's first time lucky for Fiona at Chelsea Flower Show

Fiona Cadwallader of Fordwich, near Canterbury Picture by Ian West

23 May 2017

A Kent gardener has made a stunning debut at the world’s greatest garden show.

Floral Fringe festival in miniature

The Leeds Castle maze

17 May 2017

Leeds Castle will be celebrating one of the biggest floral festivals in the gardening calendar from this weekend – but in a very small way.

Happy bee days are here again

A buff tailed bumble bee

05 May 2017

Gardeners love to see a big fat bee hard at work on the plot. So how can we help these vital pollinators this year?

Kent gardener tops the polls at Chatsworth

Jo Thompson's Freeform garden for Brewer Dolphin at Chatsworth Picture by Ian West

01 May 2017

Jo Thompson wins the People’s Choice at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

What's new in the garden for 2017?

24 April 2017

Our garden experts unearth the latest products, gadgets and must-haves

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