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County’s gardening big guns grab RHS Hampton Court honours

03 July 2019
County’s gardening big guns grab RHS Hampton Court honours

Kent success, royal visits and Springwatch stars at the Hampton Court Palace flower show

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Davina McCall visits Chelsea Flower Show

22 May 2019
Davina McCall visits Chelsea Flower Show

Davina McCall says RHS Chelsea 2019 silver-gilt medal-winner Jo Thompson from Kent is ‘truly genius’.

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Queen of peonies

06 June 2018
Queen of peonies

Some of the most beautiful peonies are grown in Kent, on a flower farm tucked away on the North Downs. Grab a chance to visit this weekend.

Lavender’s gold

22 May 2018
Lavender’s gold

Kent grower defies the weather to take top honours at RHS Chelsea.

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Flower grower's brush with the past

09 May 2018
Flower grower's brush with the past

Kent horticulturist to create historic display at RHS Chelsea for family who supplied Monet with iris

Turning back the clock with a splash of colour

24 August 2017
Turning back the clock with a splash of colour

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

On board Saga's new boutique cruise ship

11 July 2017
On board Saga's new boutique cruise ship

Kent holiday firm reveals the wall-to-wall luxury guests will enjoy on the Spirit of Discovery

Holiday firm Cosmos takes new direction

11 July 2017
Holiday firm Cosmos takes new direction

Family-owned travel company offering a new range of worldwide holiday tours and adventures

The Clematis King's crowning glory at Chelsea Flower Show

24 May 2017
The Clematis King's crowning glory at Chelsea Flower Show

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

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

Kent gardener tops the polls at Chatsworth

01 May 2017
Kent gardener tops the polls at Chatsworth

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
What's new in the garden for 2017?

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

Capital ideas: 2017's top art exhibitions

11 January 2017
Capital ideas: 2017's top art exhibitions

From Cezanne to Dali and Duchamp, Vanessa Bell to Jasper Johns, 2017 is going to be a thought-provoking year for art lovers heading to London.

Antiques expert reveals secrets

09 November 2016
Antiques expert reveals secrets

An antiques dealer is trying to make the world of trading collectables more accessible with a series of events for novices.

Golden day for Kent at top national show

05 July 2016
Golden day for Kent at top national show

Undulating garden hits new heights for designer John Warland at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Jo has the golden touch at Chelsea

25 May 2016
Jo has the golden touch at Chelsea

It’s gold fever for Kent’s garden designers and plant growers at this week's RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The man with the golden touch

16 May 2016
The man with the golden touch

Chelsea favourite Cleve West has built a reputation for innovative landscapes, that's why he is creating the garden for this year's main show sponsor.

'The Royal Family goes through problems like most other families'

21 April 2016
'The Royal Family goes through problems like most other families'

In an exclusive interview with KentOnline, the Queen's cousin Countess Mountbatten talks about her majesty's dedication to her role and her family.

Floralien 2016: A festival of floral art returns to Ghent

13 April 2016
Floralien 2016: A festival of floral art returns to Ghent

After 26 years Ghent’s Floralien festival is back with a tantalising fusion of art and natural beauty

Jo Thompson's RHS Chelsea Garden to transfer to Royal British Legion Village

20 March 2016
Jo Thompson's RHS Chelsea Garden to transfer to Royal British Legion Village

Jo Thompson's RHS Chelsea garden, The Chelsea Barracks, will be transferred to the Royal British Legion Village in Aylesford, writes Lesley Bellew

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