Spring is here and the gardens in Kent are already starting to bloom with springtime colour and re-open their doors to visitors. What better time to get out and enjoy a few days in the countryside?
Open for half term on the 17th February, and then at weekends only until the beginning of April, Penshurst Place Gardens has an abundance of spring flowering bulbs and sublime blossom displays. Visit the magnolia garden in April for the scent of late spring.
Also open for visitors to enjoy the early flowers, Hever Castle & Gardens, opens on the 15th February 2014 with a Snowdrop Trail and carpets of crocus and daffodils.
A host of golden daffodils awaits at Finchcocks near Goudhurst. The gardens and manor house open on 6th April 2014
One of the most spectacular gardens in the country, Pashley Manor Gardens near Wadhurst is a real tonic after the winter and from late March wild daffodils and narcissi herald the beginning of the spring flowers. Through April to May the various fruit trees blossom and bluebells carpet the woodland. The gardens open on 1st April 2014.
For something less formal, try Marle Place Gardens near Brenchley. With over ten acres of gardens encircled by old woodland and orchards, spring is one of the best times to visit Marle Place. The gardens open to the public again from early April.
A garden for all seasons Hole Park is fifteen acres of private garden and woodland with an amazing display of spring colour followed by bluebell walks. Hole Park opens on the 29th March 2014.
The flowers will be blooming in the Spring garden at Sissinghurst Castle the garden is now open daily. Don't miss the bluebell woodland with it's stunning display of bluebells from mid April.
Why not take a few days exploring some of the Garden of England? Find out more about accommodation in the area.
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