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City boasts an array of hidden gems to enjoy this summer

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23 May 2017

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

Floral Fringe festival in miniature

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

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

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

The real Secret Garden

23 April 2017

Can you keep a secret? There’s a garden in Kent which sparked a classic children’s novel, and it hosts a rare public gardens open day this week.

Tulips are better than one

22 April 2017

Some 7,000 tulips are blooming for visitors as part of Hever Castle and Garden's first Tulip Celebration into May.

Early tulips are a seasonal surprise for experts

21 April 2017

We knew already that good weather has put our gardens ahead. Now Neil Miller, head gardener at Hever Castle & Gardens has put a figure on it.

Get some garden inspiration

19 April 2017

The annual spring Garden Show at Firle Place will be held for the 10th year this weekend, with a fair, plant doctors, morris dancing and garden talks.

Spring has sprung and the bluebells are in bloom

08 April 2017

Take a deep breath and breathe in spring this weekend, as bluebells bloom across the county.

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