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Open Gardens 2018 - Thatchers - July 2018

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Date: 29th July 2018
Starts: 12:00
Finishes: 17:00


Benover Road, Yalding, Kent, ME18 6AS

In the one acre garden set around a 16th century thatched cottage you will find many ‘rooms’ and concealed pathways. Walk the spiral path up the Elizabethan Mount to get a panoramic view of part of the garden. The 4 metre high rose arbour in the middle of the garden acts as a crossroads where the lawns meets the ponds and the park garden meets a Victorian greenhouse and nursery areas.

There are usually horses, pigs, goats, and a llama on the farm next door. We take an active interest in making the garden wildlife friendly and in 2016 received the Kent Wildlife Trust Silver Gilt award. We are custodians of some rare plants for the Plant Heritage Society. Some areas of the garden are set aside for games which you are welcome to play, have a go at Boules. Walking around the garden you will discover unusual American, oriental and antipodean trees nestling in between the English native ones.

Suggested donation (includes homemade teas and fresh fruit) Adults £5.00 Children £1.00 Pre-School free

For more information please contact Karen Newton, Community Partnerships Fundraiser, on 01622 790 195 or

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