BGA members visited “Hookwood House” a garden in Shipbourne open for the National Garden Scheme, on 14th June 2019. This is a charming country garden of 2 acres with herbaceous borders, nut plat, orchard and clipped yews. On arrival we were served wine and canapes, and given a brief talk about the garden by the owner Felicity Ward.
BGA members visited “Timbers”, one of the National Garden Scheme gardens on 15th June 2018 located in East Farleigh. The 5 acre garden surrounding the house is designed with a flower arrangers eye and with colour a priority. Everyone that attended were delighted by the charms of this garden that included a partly walled garden, arbour, pergola, island beds, lawns and mature specimen trees.
On the evening of Friday 16 June 2017, the Bidborough Gardening Association arranged a visit to the delightful garden of Falconhurst at Markbeech, opened exclusively for us in aid of the NGS. This is a 4 acre garden with fabulous views, designed and cared for by the same family for 160 years. It comprises of deep mixed borders with old roses, peonies, shrubs and a wide variety of herbaceous and annual plants; ruin garden; walled garden; interesting mature trees and shrubs; kitchen garden; wildflower meadows with woodland and pond walks.
It was a lovely warm evening and everyone enjoyed exploring the garden and a glass of wine, soft drinks and nibbles.