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Today to Sat 8 May, closest first.
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Bilting House - Open Garden for NGS

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6 acre garden with ha-ha set in beautiful part of Stour Valley. Wide variety of rhododendrons, azaleas and ornamental shrubs. Woodland walk with spring bulbs.
Bilting House, nr Ashford TN25 4HA
Sat 17 Apr, Sun 18 Apr, Sat 15 May, Sun 16 May

The Knoll Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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10 acres of woodland garden with over 100 camellias, acer japonica, young specimen pines and oaks; bluebell wood; formal elements; Flock of Jacob Sheep around lake; long views across Romney Marsh.
The Knoll Farm, Ashford TN25 7BY
Today

Oak Cottage and Swallowfields Nursery - Open Garden for NGS

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Get off the beaten track and discover this beautiful ½ acre cottage garden in the heart of the Kent countryside.
Oak Cottage and Swallowfields Nursery, Ashford TN25 5JT
Fri 23 Apr, Sat 24 Apr, Fri 21 May, Sat 22 May

Chilham Castle - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden surrounds the Jacobean house 1616 (not open). C17 terraces with herbaceous borders. Topiary frames the magnificent views with lake walk below.
Chilham Castle, Canterbury CT4 8DB
Sat 8 May

Frith Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

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A riot of plants growing together as if in the wild, developed over 40 yrs. No neat edges or formal beds, but several hundred interesting (& some very unusual) plants.
Frith Old Farmhouse, Faversham ME13 0DD
Sun 11 Apr, Sun 9 May

Frith Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

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A riot of plants growing together as if in the wild, developed over 40 yrs. No neat edges or formal beds, but several hundred interesting (& some very unusual) plants.
Frith Old Farmhouse, Faversham ME13 0DD
Sun 25 Apr

Martello Tower No.24 - Postponed

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Martello Tower No.24 Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street is open to the public 2pm to 4pm every Saturday, Sunday & BH from Saturday 4 April 2020 until 1 November 2020. Martello Tower No.
Dymchurch High Street TN29 0NL
Today, Sun 11 Apr, Sat 17 Apr, and more dates until Sun 30 May

Doddington Place - Open Garden for NGS

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10 acre garden,wide views; trees and cloud clipped yew hedges; woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons; Edwardian rock garden (not wheelchair accessible); formal garden with mixed borders.
Doddington Place, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB
Sun 25 Apr

Potmans Heath House - Open Garden for NGS

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Large country garden divided into compartments each with a different style. Daffodils, tulips and many blossoming ornamental cherry and apple trees in Spring, often spectacular.
Potmans Heath House, Wittersham TN30 7PU
Sun 18 Apr, Sun 6 Jun

Hole Park - Open Garden for NGS

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Hole Park is proud to stand amongst the group of gardens which first opened in 1927 soon after it was laid out by my great grandfather.
Hole Park, Cranbrook TN17 4JB
Sun 11 Apr, Wed 12 May

Faversham Artisan Crafts , Curios and Gift Markets 2021

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Faversham Artisan Crafts , Curios and Gift Markets 2021 Artisan Crafts , Curios and Gift Market offering unusual and unique products from local makers and traders . Come and have look round , you will be amazed ! Covid Safe Event .
The Alexander Centre, 17 Preston St, Faversham ME13 8NZ
Sat 17 Apr, Sat 1 May, Sat 15 May, Sun 16 May, Sat 5 Jun

Balmoral Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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An owner created and maintained garden now 33yrs mature. Varied, romantic and extensive topiary form the backbone for mixed borders. Vegetable garden, organically managed.
Balmoral Cottage, Cranbrook TN17 4DL
Sun 25 Apr, Wed 12 May

Rye Market

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Every Thursday rye market 52 weeks a year, you can get your weekly fruit and veg, bakery, fresh flowers, olives, 5 star catering unit, cards and gifts, garden goods, household items, and lots of
Rye cattle market, rye TN31 7AN
Thu 15 Apr, Thu 22 Apr, and more dates until Thu 10 Jun

Rupert Bear Centenary Celebration

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FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TIER 3 COVID-19 LOCAL RESTRICTIONS, OUR RUPERT BEAR CENTENARY EXHIBITION IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THE RUPERT FUN IS CANCELLED!
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge 18 High Street Canterbury CT1 2RA
Sun 11 Apr to Sun 2 May

Goddards Green - Open Garden for NGS

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Gardens of about 5 acres, surrounding beautiful 500+yr old clothiers hall (not open), laid out in 1920s and redesigned since 1992 to combine traditional and modern planting schemes.
Goddards Green, Cranbrook TN17 3LR
Sun 18 Apr

Great Dixter House, Gardens & Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS

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Designed by Edwin Lutyens and Nathaniel Lloyd. Christopher Lloyd made the garden one of the most experimental and constantly changing gardens of our time, a tradition now being carried on by Fergus...
Great Dixter House, Gardens & Nurseries, Northiam TN31 6PH
Tue 20 Apr

Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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9 gardens will open in April & 13 gardens will open in June. Many styles, large and small, secret walled gardens, spring bulbs, tulips, roses, herbaceous borders and more, in the beautiful setting of...
Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens, Winchelsea TN36 4EJ
Sat 17 Apr

14 Anglesey Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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Plantsman’s 120ft x 30ft garden with many unusual plants. Raised beds, rockeries and troughs accommodating alpine/rock garden plants.
14 Anglesey Avenue, Maidstone ME15 9SH
Sun 2 May to Tue 4 May

52 Cobblers Bridge Road - Open Garden for NGS

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As you walk through the house to the garden admire around 150 houseplants in a 1.5 bedroom house; from tiny airplants to philodendrons and monsteras.
52 Cobblers Bridge Road, Herne Bay CT6 8NT
Sun 11 Apr, Sun 9 May

The Silk House - Open Garden for NGS

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Partly Japanese influenced stroll garden, Koi & wildlife ponds, unusual evergreen trees & bamboos, small woodland walk, kitchen garden, Mediterranean dry bank, new sections being developed including
The Silk House, Tunbridge Wells TN12 6PA
Today and Sun 11 Apr

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