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Long Barn, Sevenoaks Weald, Kent

Long Barn
Long Barn
Against the backdrop of this beautiful house dating from the 14th century with wonderful views across the Weald, we had a garden visit here on 10th May. This beautiful 3 acre garden was laid out by Vita Sackille-West & Harold Nicolson who lived here from 1915-1930. It included delightful planting schemes, origins of Sissinghurst being clearly present.

We raised £1,200.

Mill Lane, Frittenden, Kent

We had an evening garden visit with wine, canapés and a woodwind group on the hidden lakes of Frittenden. We were very lucky with the weather, had an amazing raffle with a prize of a holiday in Croatia for a week and raised £2,516.
How Green NurseryWe had a very interesting talk and power point presentation from Simon Sutcliffe of How Green Nursery, Hever, Kent on Growing for Show Gardens. His nursery is an established wholesale nursery supplying quality, site-grown plants to retailers, landscapers and designers.

How Green NurseryHis talk showed the different stages of growing for the designers showing Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park. It was fascinating to see how much work goes into supplying the plants for these shows.
We raised £440.

We welcome anyone wanting to open their gardens or hold other events in aid of the charity