THE Flowers of Spring!

Bluebells are THE flowers of an English Spring.  The Evening Standard reported recently that Sevenoaks district has some of the best displays of these brilliant massed blooms.

So come and visit to admire the cerulean carpets of this Spring classic! Stunning displays can be seen at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, NT Ightham Mote, Chartwell and Emmetts Garden.  All are within a short drive from Sevenoaks, so why not make a bluebell visit a weekend trip? See www.simplysevenoaks.co.uk for some great accommodation choices.

 

 

Half term treats!

You can trick and treat to your heart's content this week in Sevenoaks!

Visit Ightham Mote tomorrow, Thursday 26 October to be wound up in their spider's web special! Be spooked at Lullingstone Castle with their Halloween highlights on Sunday 29 October (noon to 8 pm), with ghostly house tours and garden explorations, pumpkin carving and more!  Or be brave and visit Knole House on Saturday 28 October for some torchlight tours (5 pm - 8 pm)!

Find fresh air and eerie treats at Emmetts Garden; hunt the broomstick in the gardens at Penshurst Place and enjoy spine-tingling half-term fun at Hever Castle where you might win a prize for fancy dress!

So scramble into that pumpkin outfit and be off and out to find the fun! Happy hunting and don't forget to say boo if you find any friendly ghosts!

Celebrating Ightham at Ightham Mote on July 15

All lovers of Kent artisans, should head for the Celebrating Ightham Fair at Ightham Mote on Saturday 15 July, 10 am - 5 pm, with FREE entry.

Join us for a host of artisan craft stalls, Kent produce, food and zany entertainment.  Be it jewellery, pottery, that ever intriguing bric a brac hunt, Kent cobnut oil, well-being products, individual home accessories or just simply the fun of browsing for the unexpected, you'll find it at Ightham Mote on 15 July.

Add in zany entertainment, music, food, mouthwatering WI home-baked cakes and the glories of Ightham Mote, then this makes Celebrating Ightham an event not to be missed.

Saturday 15 July, 10 am - 5 pm, Free entry to the Mote and to the Fair.

What's that in the cupboard?

Tidying out? Discovered something dusty and unused at the back of the cupboard? Is the 'something' a thing of beauty, interest, or history? If so, perhaps you should head to Ightham Mote this Thursday, 16 June where BBC Antiques Roadshow will be filming. Entry is free, Ightham WI are serving mouthwatering home-made cakes, and although the queues might be long, the antique expert might possibly have some good news!

Worth the trip? Definitely . . . . and good luck!