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Lavender fields forever

Lavender fields forever

There's only a few weeks each year to see Kent's lavender fields - creating a buzz on Instagram - in bloom. We tried one of the sought-after slots.

Be a citizen scientist and join the Big Butterfly Count

Be a citizen scientist and join the Big Butterfly Count

More than 100,000 people signed up last year to spend 15 minutes counting butterflies for conservationists. Here's how to get involved this year:

Seven super events in Kent this weekend

Seven super events in Kent this weekend

From a fun day devoted to dogs, steam trains and gardens to outdoor theatre, we've found seven events happening across the county to try this weekend.

Inside vintage £1m house with glorious gardens

Inside vintage £1m house with glorious gardens

House hunters wanting something unique could snap up this house featured on TV for its top 70s design with gardens by a Chelsea Flower Show winner.

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Palace gardens ready for first picnic visitors

Palace gardens ready for first picnic visitors

Buckingham Palace visitors will enjoy picnics on the royal lawns for the first time this Friday and there are still tickets on sale for the summer.

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Garden by Vita Sackville-West renewed 85 years on

Garden by Vita Sackville-West renewed 85 years on

A garden inspired by a trip to a Greek island has undergone a seven-year renewal National Trust project at world famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens.

Is this 'rapid feeding' plant pest in your garden?

Is this 'rapid feeding' plant pest in your garden?

Rosemary beetles looks like glitter-covered ladybirds but can cause huge problems in gardens during the summer. Have you got them?

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Interest in community garden blooms after TV show

Interest in community garden blooms after TV show

Volunteers who have beautified a ruined Tudor castle with flowers told how the community garden has not only helped the view, it's improved lives.

British-grown strawberries and apples risk extinction

British-grown strawberries and apples risk extinction

As Wimbledon visitors begin to enjoy millions of British strawberries there's a warning the fruit, alongside other home grown crops, is under threat.

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Get revved up for the weekend with these seven super events

Get revved up for the weekend with these seven super events

From a motorbike jumble, to wartime-themed fun, and live music to getting back to nature, we've found seven events across Kent to try this weekend.

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