The reputation and beauty of the Garden of England is no more apparent than in the gardens to visit in Kent, surrounding Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The area not only has more than its fair share of England's top gardens, such as Sissinghurst Gardens and Great Dixter, it also has many gardens, such as those at Marle Place and Bedgebury Pinetum which have remained more of a secret to all but their admirers.
Choose from hidden gems such the tranquil woodland gardens at Marle Place and the garden for all seasons Hole Park; or grand gardens such as the Italian Gardens at Hever Castle and the Elizabethan gardens at Penshurst Place; spectacular displays of tulips at Pashley Manor, and daffodils and azaleas at Scotney Castle; carpets of bluebells and fragrant roses at Groombridge Place or the spectacular conifer forest at Bedgebury National Pinetum - all within a stone's throw of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Browse our summer gardens in bloom itinerary for further ideas.
Photographer: Mike Bartlett
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