Blooming Marvellous at Hever!

Hever Castle’s tulips are impatient to be seen and admired. To help you see the very best of their fabulous displays, a dedicated page has been established so that visitors can see where the best of the blooms are on display.

The formal tulip festival, with garden tours (11.30 am each day with the head gardener) and associated activities, runs from 24 - 30 April. The castle will also be adorned with majestic floral displays by the in-house florist Pamela Brise.

But why not get a sneak tulip preview now and feel inspired by these gloriously colourful and surprisingly exotic bulbs?

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.

 

 

Snowdrop Sensation!

Are you a galanthophile? If not, you might become one if you visit Great Comp Garden, near Sevenoaks, on Sunday 19 February for their Snowdrop Sensation.  Come and chat to the experts, admire their blooms and be prepared to be converted into a lover of these spring glories! Mouthwatering teas and lunches are available at The Old Dairy Tea Room.  Usual entry fees apply, with 20% discount to RHS members.