What's on in Kent

October events

The Silk House - Open Garden for NGS

A calm and gentle, Japanese stroll garden, Koi and wildlife ponds, unusual evergreen trees and bamboos, small woodland walk, kitchen garden, Mediterranean dry bank, new cloud garden, almost 2 acres
The Silk House, Tunbridge Wells TN12 6PA
Sat 20 Aug, Sun 21 Aug, Sun 16 Oct

Nettlestead Place - Open Garden for NGS

C13 manor house in 10 acre plantsmans garden. Large formal rose garden. Large herbaceous garden of island beds with rose and clematis walkway leading to a recently planted garden of succulents.
Nettlestead Place, Maidstone ME18 5HA
Sun 2 Oct

Allington Community Market

Wonderful pop up tearoom from Sonya's Barn Bakery and lovely stalls to browse. Do come along for refreshments, local produce, plastic free refills, Mid Kent baby wearing library, clever crafts...
St Nicholas Church Hall, Poplar Grove, Allington, Maidstone ME16 0DE
Fri 7 Oct

Eagleswood - Open Garden for NGS

2 acre plant enthusiasts garden. Wide range of trees and shrubs (many unusual), herbaceous material and woodland plants grown to give year-round interest.
Eagleswood, Lenham ME17 2EG
Sun 9 Oct

Essential 80s ft. Paul Young

Essential 80s ft. Paul Young T'Pau + Hue & Cry. Artists performing: Paul Young, T'Pau, Hue and Cry. Tickets avaiable.
Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone CT20 2DZ
Wed 12 Oct

Ightham Mote - Open Garden for NGS

Lovely 14 acre garden surrounding a picturesque medieval moated manor house c1320, open for NGS since 1927.
Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT
Thu 13 Oct

Hole Park - Open Garden for NGS

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 16 Oct

Haven - Open Garden for NGS

Award winning 300ft garden, designed in the Glade style, similar to Forest gardening but more open and with use of exotic and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials, with wildlife in mind, devised and
Haven, Ramsgate CT12 4BZ
Sun 16 Oct

The Arts Society Tonbridge Talk: The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Great Images and Those Who Borro

Artists and designers have always imitated their predecessors. This is a lecture that deals with artistic borrowing, drawing on a very wide range of art and design.
Medway Hall, The Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, TN9 1SF
Thu 27 Oct

Great Comp Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Skilfully designed 7 acre garden of exceptional beauty. Spacious setting of well maintained lawns and paths lead visitors through plantsmans collection of trees, shrubs, heathers and herbaceous...
Great Comp Garden, Sevenoaks TN15 8QS
Sun 30 Oct

Copton Ash - Open Garden for NGS

Garden grown out of a love and fascination with plants. Contains wide collection inc many rarities and newly introduced species raised from wild seed.
Copton Ash, Faversham ME13 8XW
Sun 30 Oct

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