“Open Garden” Fund Raising For Hospice in the Weald


The “Open Garden” campaign is a great way to help Hospice in the Weald raise money.

This year, Hospice in the Weald has over 20 gardens opening, all with the aim of helping to raise money for the Hospice. Last year the Open Garden campaign raised over £20,000.

Its a fantastic way to help the hospice and also to get some great ideas and top tips for your garden.

Gardens open this year include;

Capel Garden Society Plant Sale
Saturday 14th May 10.30am-2.30pm
Lily Farm Oast, Sherenden Road, Tudley,
TN11 0PD

Russetts, Lower High Street, Wadhurst,
TN5 6LP
Sunday 15th May 2-6pm
Small but colourful garden with a beautiful display of azelias,
hopefully in full bloom at this time of year.
Sorry, no dogs.

Whitesmocks, Horns Hill, Hawkhurst, TN18 4XH
Sunday 22nd May 10am-6pm
A large established garden with many specimen trees and shrubs. Features include a laburnum walk, Japanese garden with ponds, orchard and vegetable garden.
There will also be plants and hand made cards for sale.

Rookery Cottage, Knockholt, Chevening Lane, Knockholt, TN14 7LB
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2–5pm Admission: £3

A delightful 1 acre cottage garden with 2 ponds, herb garden, herbaceous beds, a potager and a collection of trees which compliment a number of sculptures.
Cream teas available. An extensive selection of plants for sale. Sorry, no dogs. Easy parking.

Warren House, Warren Road, Crowborough, TN6 1TX
Sunday 29th May, 2–5pm Admission: £6

Steeped in history, this 9 acre garden has a series of gardens, displaying azaleas, rhododendrons, and an impressive variety of trees and shrubs. Sweeping lawns are framed by delightful walls, terraces and woodlands.
Cream tea available. Sorry, no dogs.

Greenacres, Luxford Road, Crowborough, TN6 2PW
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 10.30am-5pm Admission: By donation

This 2 acre sloping woodland garden has been developed with interesting water features fed by natural springs. There are ponds and naturalised areas, raised island beds and a variety of trees, shrubs and plants.
Refreshments and cakes available. Plants for sale.

The Grange, Lovers Lane, Goudhurst, TN17 1JG
Saturday 11th June 11am-5pm Admission: £4

This 3 acre garden is split into a series of rooms. Features include a 200 foot border, with many varieties of David Austin roses, a white border, inspired by the white garden at Sissinghurst, a small walled cutting garden, croquet lawn and glass house.

Chainhurst Cottage Gardens, Dairy Lane, Marden, TN12 9SU
Wednesday 15th June 2-5pm Admission: £3.50

Two cottage gardens, one is an informal garden with a planting of mixed grasses, blue, yellow and white borders and a meadow area. The other is a more formal garden. Borders of burgundy and silver planting lead to vegetable beds and a rose garden.

Honnington Gardens, Vauxhall Lane,
Southborough, TN4 0XD
Saturday 18th June 10-4pm Admission: £4

7 acres of mixed formal and more natural areas have been developed to preserve and encourage wildlife. There are 2 natural lakes, more unusual trees have been planted for wind protection allowing more exotic plants to co-exist with swathes of colourful perennials
Teas available. Sorry, no dogs

Perryhill Farmhouse, Edenbridge Road, Hartfield, TN7 4JP
Wednesday 22nd June 2-5pm Admission: £4

The garden has been created to represent a truly English country garden designed around the central lawn with a herbaceous border, formal rose garden, water garden, vegetable garden, soft fruits and orchard.
Teas available. Sorry, no dogs

Tanglewood, Romford Road,
Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4BB
Saturday 25th June 2-6pm Admission: £4

This one and a quarter acre garden, created over 6 years is packed with year round interest, boasting around 1500 varieties of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees and includes a wildlife pond, box garden, trellis garden and woodland style garden.
Teas available. Sorry, no dogs

Roger Platts Garden Design & Nursery,
Leydens, Stick Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5NH

Saturday 9th July 2-4pm ADVANCE TICKET ONLY from Amy or Ruth on 01892 820530 Admission: £6.00 per person for a 2 hour visit of the private garden and nursery. Tea or coffee with biscuits included. Plants for sale. Roger will be available to answer questions.

Leydens is home to Garden Designer and Horticulturalist Roger and Jeanette Platts who
created a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal garden in 2010. Features include a newly created kitchen garden, pergolas, an oak framed summerhouse and a small, natural style pond.
Goudhurst Garden Safari
Sunday 10th July 11am-5pm

Have a look around these 4 beautiful gardens in Goudhurst. Come and enjoy a cup of tea and homemade cake whilst relaxing in and taking in the views across the Weald towards Bedgebury and beyond.
Hunny Cottage, Winchet Hill, TN17 1JY
Hamlets, Cranbrook Road, TN17 2NY
Gill House, Cranbrook Road, TN17 2PA
The Well House Cranbrook Road, TN17 2NX

Lullingstone Castle World Garden,
Eynsford, DA4 0JA
Tuesday 12th July 2pm ADVANCE TICKET ONLY from Amy or Ruth on 01892 820530 Admission: £10 per person includes tour with Tom Hart-Dyke This is a garden tour only.

There is an abundance of rare and important botanical plants and horticultural delights for visitors to see, smell and touch, including the stinky Dog Pooh plant (Hoodia gordonii) the world’s most dangerous plant the Queensland Stinger (Dendrocnide moroides) and the hottest chilli – Dorset naga.

Hospice Garden Party, Maidstone Road,
Pembury, TN2 4TA
Wednesday 13th July 4.30-7pm Admission: £25

Prosecco and afternoon tea with the West Kent Chamber of Commerce. A chance for local business people to network in the beautiful surroundings of the Hospice gardens.
Tickets from Jo Bailey 01732 366653

Little Iridge Farm & The Granary,
Silverhill, Hurst Green TN19 7PX
Sunday 17th July 2-6pm Admission: Minimum donation of £4

The first garden is a rustic family country garden, with a natural lake full of fish, and a garden which was planned with low maintenance in mind. The second is a small enclosed farmhouse garden with raised vegetable beds and a wooded area with pond.
Tea and cake available

Marle Place, Brenchley, TN12 7HS
Tuesday 19th July 10-5pm Admission: £5.50 + concessions

A combination of hedged rooms and tree lined avenues set on a slope end in a woodland planted with specimen trees bordered by a stream. A beautifully restored C19th greenhouse is home to a colourful orchid collection, situated in the neat and comprehensive ‘potager’ kitchen garden.
Good parking, toilets and tea room. Sorry, no dogs.

Boundes End, 2, St Lawrence Avenue,
Bidborough, TN4 0XB
Sunday 24th July 11-5pm Admission: £2.50

Comprising of a front garden with raised beds and formal and informal gardens to the rear of the house. There are herbaceous borders with interesting plants, specimen trees, places to sit, pebbled areas, pergolas, a ‘dry stream’ and a fire circle.
Dogs are permitted, but only on a lead please.

Upper Pryors, Cowden, TN8 7HB
Wednesday 27th July 2-5pm Admission: £5

Ten acres of country garden surround a sixteenth century house. They include magnificent lawns, herbaceous colour, water gardens and areas of wood and field.
Tea and cake included.Sorry, no dogs.

Merriments Gardens, Hawkhurst,
Hurst Green, TN19 7RA
Sunday 7th August, 2-5pm Admission: £4

This 4 acre site includes deep sweeping borders; particularly dramatic at this time of the year is the hot border with a vast panoply of richly coloured plants, in all its high summer glory.
Added attractions are the large well stocked
nursery, gift shop, and wild bird centre.

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