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More details - Wye Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
There are four very different gardens open in the village this year including two new and interesting locations. At Orchard Drive, the owner has been busy planting out her new garden, an exciting project. In her own words A new garden based upon the good bones established by the previous owner.
Wye Gardens, Wye
Sun 17 Jun

More details - David Starkey- Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?
English constitutional historian and presenter David Starkey, best known for Channel 4‘s ‘The Six Wives of Henry VII’ and ‘Monarchy’, presents this insightful talk on Henry VIII and history repeating itself in Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer? Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country.
St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent
Thu 31 May

More details - RPR (Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie)
They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard-working band with a massive presence and a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain.
St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Home Service
The reunion of this classic band came about after the discovery of some previously unheard live recordings in early 2011 that had languished in the back of a wardrobe for the last 25 years. Home Service is once again back in business.
St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Godinton House & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
12 acres complement the magnificent Jacobean house. Terraced lawns lead through herbaceous borders, rose garden and formal lily pond to intimate Italian garden and large walled garden with delphiniums, potager, cut flowers and iris border.
Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Godmersham Park - Open Garden for NGS
24 acres of restored wilderness and formal gardens set around C18 mansion (not open). Topiary, rose garden, herbaceous borders, walled kitchen garden and recently restored Italian garden. Superb daffodils in spring and roses in June. Historical association with Jane Austen. Also visit the Heritage Centre.
Godmersham Park, Godmersham
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Flower Festival
This flower festival in the panoramic Stour river valley should prove a hit with all the family. The village is buzzing with inventive ideas for floral arrangements on the theme of cinema and it will be all hands to the pump with refreshments, stalls, competitions and children’s activities as well.
Godmersham Church, Church Lane, Godmersham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Denne Manor Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Denne Manor House & Barn is a 15th & 17th Century farm house & restored barn. It is set in approx 10 acres of parkland with 2 Rare Breed Sheep paddocks. The Manor Gardens are intricate and at the front have a Kentish apple tree designed Buxus topary miniature maze.
Denne Manor Farm, Canterbury
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Oak Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Get off the beaten track and discover this beautiful ½ acre cottage garden in the heart of the Kent countryside. This plantsman’s garden is filled with unusual and interesting perennials, incl a wide range of salvias. There is a small specialist nursery packed with herbaceous perennials.
Oak Cottage, Ashford
Today, Sat 26 May

More details - Wyckhurst - Open Garden for NGS
Delightful C16 Kent Cottage (not open) nestles in romantic seclusion at the end of a drive. This enchanting 1 acre garden is a mixture of small mixed herbaceous borders, roses and much unusual topiary incl a wildflower meadow.
Wyckhurst, Ashford
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Tram Hatch - Open Garden for NGS
Meander your way off the beaten track to a mature, extensive garden changing through the seasons. You will enjoy a garden laid out in rooms - what surprises are round the corner' Large selection of trees, vegetable, rose and gravel gardens, colourful containers.
Tram Hatch, Ashford
Sat 9 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Eagleswood - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre plantsman’s garden situated high on N-Downs, developed over the past 30yrs. Wide range of trees and shrubs (many unusual), herbaceous material and woodland plants grown to give yr-round interest, particularly in spring and for autumn colour.
Eagleswood, Lenham
Sun 27 May

More details - Rock Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Runners up in Kent Life Garden of the Year. Tranquil 2 acre garden with a surprise around every corner, a series of garden rooms and a mixture of styles.
Rock Cottage, Ashford
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Lord Whisky Dog & Owners Fun Day
Boot Fair from 8am (cars £7 / vans £10) Entertainment from 11am: Southern Golden Retrievers ~ Swalecliffe & District Dog Training Society ~ Samphire Dog Training Companion Dog Show with Pedigree & Fun Classes. Entries from 12noon, judging from 2pm.
Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis, Nr Canterbury
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Dusk Safari
Experience a wild night out with a difference when you book a Dusk Safari this year! Journey to Kent’s authentic savannahs - alive with South American, Asian and African animals, whilst taking in the stunning sunset views, before enjoying a three course meal at the Port Lympne Hotel.
Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve
Wed 6 Jun

More details - May Half Term at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Experience amazing days out this May Half Term as you journey back in time! Discover Dinosaur Forest – a land inhabited by life sized prehistoric creatures!
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Sat 26 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Make Some Shapes With Mister Maker
Bring Your Mini Makers To An Arty Party With Mister Maker Everyone’s invited to an Arty Party on Monday 28th May 2018, as popular kid’s TV presenter and everyone’s arts and crafts hero, Mister Maker, brings his live show, ‘Mister Maker Makes’, to Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve in Kent this May Half
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Mon 28 May

More details - Wedding Open Day at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Join us at the Port Lympne Hotel Wedding Open Day Come along to our second wedding open day of the year and receive a glass of bubbly on arrival as well as free entry into the beautiful, historic 4 *Port Lympne Hotel.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Dusk Safari at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Experience a wild night out with a difference when you book a Dusk Safari this year! Journey to Kent’s authentic savannahs - alive with South American, Asian and African animals, whilst taking in the stunning sunset views, before enjoying a three-course meal at the Port Lympne Hotel.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Wed 6 Jun, Thu 7 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Thu 12 Jul, Wed 18 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Thu 2 Aug

More details - Postling Gardens Open
I am part of a group of enthusiastic gardeners in a beautiful village of outstanding natural beauty called Postling near Hythe (CT21 4..). Every two years we open a number of our gardens to the public, to raising money for the upkeep of our lovely church. There will be a plant sale.
Postling near Hythe
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Lenham Country Market
Lenham Country Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. It’s open to the public between 9am and 1pm and is held in Lenham Square. There a variety of local food, drink and crafts available
Lenham Square, Lenham, Kent,
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Strawberry Fair
Strawberry Fair – 10th June 2018 A real English country fair, celebrate some of the first fruits of summer at Brogdale with entertainment, music, local producers, family fun, kid’s activities and delicious local strawberries!
Brogdale Collections Brogdale Farm Brogdale Road Faversham Kent ME138XZ
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Doddington Place - Open Garden for NGS
10 acre garden, landscaped with wide views; trees and cloud clipped yew hedges; woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons; Edwardian rock garden recently renovated (not wheelchair accessible); formal garden with mixed borders. New gothic folly.
Doddington Place, Sittingbourne
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Copton Ash - Open Garden for NGS
Garden grown out of a love and fascination with plants. Contains very wide collection incl many rarities and newly introduced species raised from wild seed. Special interest in woodland flowers, snowdrops and hellebores with flowering trees and shrubs of spring.
Copton Ash, Faversham
Sun 27 May

More details - Saddlers - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre garden hidden behind mature yew and beech hedges. Features incl a box knot garden & topiary, wisteria clad ragstone pergola under planted with hostas & ferns. A variety of trees & shrubs, lawned areas, central gravel path edged with lavenders & pleached limes.
Saddlers, Sittingbourne
Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Trieston House - Open Garden for NGS
C14th Trieston House (not open) is a charming new ½ acre garden nestled in Romney Marsh. An extensive rose garden (over 200) sits alongside formal lawns and herbaceous beds where peonies, salvias, heucheras, hostas and friends jostle for attention.
Trieston House, Romney Marsh
Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Mount Ephraim - Open Garden for NGS
Herbaceous border, topiary, daffodils and rhododendrons, rose terraces leading to small lake. Rock garden with pools, water garden, young arboretum. Rose garden with arches and pergola planted to celebrate the Millennium. Magnificent trees. Grass maze. Superb views over fruit farms to Swale estuary.
Mount Ephraim, Faversham
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Tawnyhill Kennels - Open Garden for NGS
The garden started off as an overgrown orchard in 2002. of an acre and is all on one level. The soil is Faversham brick earth. The garden consists of two man made ponds linked by a stream.
Tawnyhill Kennels, Sittingbourne
Mon 11 Jun and Tue 12 Jun

More details - Old Bladbean Stud - Open Garden for NGS
5 interlinked gardens all designed and created from scratch by the garden owner on 3 acres of rough grassland between 2003 and 2011.
Old Bladbean Stud, Canterbury
Sun 27 May, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 8 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Elham SUMMER Food & Craft Festival
Our historic Square and Norman Church create the perfect setting for our lively Summer market, which we share this year with Father’s Day and Elham Open Gardens weekend so there’s lots to celebrate and enjoy. Our Church bellringers will open the market and then offer tours of the Church tower.
THE VILLAGE SQUARE
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Faversham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
3 distinctive walled gardens in historic Faversham. Start at 54 Athelstan Road. Newly planted on a neglected site, the garden mirrors the angular 1922 house. Ornamental vegetable beds take centre stage.
Faversham Gardens, Faversham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Elham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Elham has a thriving community of amateur gardeners, many of whom will open their gardens in this idyllic setting. The wide range of styles of garden are all within easy walking distance of each other and owners will be on hand to ensure you make the most of your visit.
Elham Gardens, Elham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Elham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Elham has a thriving community of amateur gardeners, many of whom will open their gardens in this idyllic setting. The wide range of styles of garden are all within easy walking distance of each other and owners will be on hand to ensure you make the most of your visit.
Elham Gardens, Elham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
The Alexander Centre,15 Preston Street, Faversham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - The Coach House - Open Garden for NGS
The ¾ acre garden has views over surrounding fruit producing farmland. Sloping terraced site, and island beds with yr-round interest, a pond room, herbaceous borders containing bulbs, shrubs, perennials, and a tropical bed. The different areas are connected by flowing curved paths.
The Coach House, Faversham
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - Linocut printing workshop
This is potato printing for grown-ups! In this workshop you’ll learn how to create a linocut to produce a repeat pattern or a one-off motif onto fabric or paper. Experiment with overlays in different colours and at the end of the workshop take your stamps home to use again and again.
House of the Crafty Fox 104 West Street Faversham
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Torry Hill - Open Garden for NGS
8 acres; large lawns, specimen trees, flowering cherries, rhododendrons, azaleas and naturalised daffodils; walled gardens with lawns, shrubs, herbaceous borders, rose garden incl shrub roses, wild flower areas and vegetables. Extensive views to Medway and Thames estuaries.
Torry Hill, Sittingbourne
Sun 10 Jun

More details - a-ha: Electric Summer
a-ha: Electric Summer Plus OMD. Artists performing: A-Ha, OMD.: Tickets avaiable.
The Spitfire St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Norton Court - Open Garden for NGS
10 acre garden within parkland setting. Mature trees, topiary, wide lawns and clipped yew hedges. Orchard with mown paths through wild flowers. Walled garden with mixed borders and climbing roses. Pine tree walk. Formal box and lavender parterre. Tree house in the Sequoia.
Norton Court, Sittingbourne
Mon 11 Jun and Tue 12 Jun

More details - A guided walk around Old Hythe
A guided walk around Old Hythe, taking in the Town Hall, historic High Street, the Royal Military Canal, St Leonard’s Church, Ossuary and lots more….
Town Hall, High Street,Hythe
Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Mon 9 Jul to Fri 13 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug

More details - a-ha Electric Summer 2018 Tour
Iconic Norwegian trio a-ha are bringing their Electric Summer Tout 2018 to Kent joined by special guests OMD and the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.
The Spitfire Ground Old Dover Rd, Canterbury
Thu 7 Jun

More details - 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 30 March 2018 (Easter) until 28 October 2018.
Dymchurch High Street
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul

Martello Tower No.24 More details - Martello Tower No.24
Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion. It has been restored to its original design and contains replica gunpowder barrels and a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform.
High Street Dymchurch
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May
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More details - Tea, cakes and music
The Canterbury Singers, director Adrian Bawtree. A mixture of secular and sacred works to include Chilcott - "Fragments from his Dish", Stanford - "Three motets", Opus 38, and works by Parry (including two of the "Songs of Farewell"), Pearsall and Erb ("Shenandoah").
St Peter’s Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Street, Canterbury
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Stronger Kent Community Fair in Canterbury
FREE ENTRY, EVERYONE WELCOME, INFORMATION & EXHIBITION STALLS, STALLHOLDER ACTIVITIES, ENTERTAINMENT, FREE TEA & COFFEE, PRIZES TO WIN. Stronger Kent Community Fairs promote and celebrate the community.
Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead
Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing, 9-hour adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or is it?
Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury
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More details - Friends For All
A story about having the confidence to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in. 8-year-old Lexi doesn’t make friends as easily as some. If only her school would allow a non-school uniform day then she could be herself and find others like her.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Tue 29 May

More details - Awful Auntie
David Walliams’ amazing tale, live on stage! When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Townland - Open Garden for NGS
A 1 acre family garden in a unique position. Mixed borders, with a wide range of shrubs and flowers providing a riot of colour throughout the year, flow into the more naturalistic planting which is adjacent to meadow areas and fruit trees.
Townland, Tenterden
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Canterbury Cathedral Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A wonderful opportunity to visit and enjoy 5 Canonical gardens within the historic precincts of Canterbury Cathedral.
Canterbury Cathedral Gardens, Canterbury
Sat 26 May

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