Chevening Gardens (in aid of the National Garden Scheme)

Chevening Gardens (in aid of the National Garden Scheme)

Sunday 12 June 2022, 2 – 5 pm Admission: Adults £8, Children £1

Chevening, near Sevenoaks, TN14 6HG

The grounds of the Earls Stanhope at Chevening House are today characterised by lawns and wooded walks around an ornamental lake. First laid out between 1690 and 1720 in the French formal style, in the 1770s a more informal English design was introduced. In the early C19 lawns, parterres and a maze were established, a lake was created from the ornamental canal and basin, and many specimen trees were planted to shade woodland walks.

Pre-booked tickets available. Visit ngs.org.uk for details

Bidborough Gardens (in aid of the National Garden Scheme)

Bidborough Gardens (in aid of the National Garden Scheme)

Sunday 3 July 2022, 1-5pm Admission: £6, Children free

Boundes End, 2 St. lawrence Avenue, TN40XB to collect a list/map of the gardens to visit, which includes:

Sheer Drop, Penshurst Road; Darnley Lodge, Darnley Drive

Three varied gardens to visit and enjoy, from well-established gardens to one, Sheerdrop that has recently been created, designed by Roger Platt and has stunning views. Boundes End Garden, is an unusually shaped ⅓ acre plot formed from 2 triangles of land. One triangle being more a formal area with terrace, pebble bed and 2 pergolas, and the other is an informal area in a woodland setting with interesting features and specimen trees. Darnley Lodge has a formal front garden with a circular lawn, paving and lavender surrounding a large acer. The rear garden has been re-designed over the years, with different areas inc 2 mature rose beds and a thriving display of crocosmia. 5 compost heaps provide all the organic material needed for the beds. 2022 will see the construction of a new Victorian greenhouse.

  • Homemade teas available
  • Limited Wheelchair access
  • Dogs on lead
  • Plants for Sale
Bidborough Gardens (in aid of Hospice in the Weald)

Bidborough Gardens (in aid of Hospice in the Weald)

Sunday 26th June 2022, 1-5pm Admission: Adults £6, Children free

Boundes End, 2 St. Lawrence Avenue, TN40XB to collect a list/map of the gardens to visit, which includes:

Sheer Drop, Penshurst Road; Darnley Lodge, Darnley Drive.

This is a chance to visit 3 very different gardens around Bidborough, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a homemade tea at Boundes End.

  • Limited Wheelchair access
  • Dogs on lead
  • Plants for Sale