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Mature level garden – Horsmonden

We had difficulty finding the place at first. Er, with the signs in place you couldn’t miss it but with our superior navigation, we managed. However, we did see some pretty places and eventually arrived at the gardens. We thought that afterwards we should have a short stroll around Horsmonden. Continue reading

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Wildflowers and Orchards

However, after looking around the garden and spending most of the time in the wild flower garden we purchased tea and cake, served with the help of her mother, by a small girl with a huge smile. Victoria and Coffee Cake, and tea. £2 each, handed her five and she had difficulty working out the change. Hold hand up, count five on fingers and thumb, take away four fingers leaving the thumb – logic – you give one thumb in change. Right? Continue reading

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A Day of Remembering – and Grafty Green

There was an Ngs garden open at Grafty Green which was not a long way from Boxley – through Bearsted near Harrietsham. The memory comes from my Father having worked in the area building houses – probably the ones we saw this day after we took a quick walk around the village. Continue reading

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Womenswold – a Happy Hamlet

The current weather, in this devastating drought we are suffering, is not the best for the NGS gardens but the stalwarts arrive and enjoy. You do not need to be an anorak to love these places but it helps to wear one in case it persists down. And at one house serving teas the enthusiastic owner was busy. She and her husband have made a pleasant garden with flowers, shrubs and fruit bushes with little hideaways for the temporary recluse. And cake. Which is where we had a piece of cake each and a cup of tea. Wonderful home made cake. Continue reading

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