Forthcoming Events

Capability Brown at Leeds Abbey – 26th March 2019

This is an opportunity to explore part of the very overgrown grounds of Leeds Abbey and experience the. . . more

Spring Lecture - Head Gardeners by Ambra Edwards – 31st March 2019

What is Britain’s greatest contribution to world culture? Writer and garden historian Ambra Edwards. . . more

Great plantsmen’s gardens north of the Thames – 16th April 2019

E A Bowles (1865 to 1954) was a great late nineteenth and early twentieth century plantsman who created. . . more

Smiths Hall and Nettlestead Place – 24th April 2019

Smiths Hall was rebuilt by John Brewer, and dated 1719 on a rainwater head and Kip’s engraving in Harris’s. . . more


May Garden

The Trust organises a series of events throughout the year, including talks and visits to interesting and significant gardens. These occasions are designed to be both enjoyable and informative. They provide a good opportunity for members to meet new people and renew old acquaintances, usually over lunch or tea. But they also provide an opportunity to increase our awareness and understanding of Kent's garden heritage. Many of the gardens we visit are not normally open to the general public.

Past events have included a tour of Restoration House and its garden, with commentary by the owner, guided tours of Margate and Broadstairs, and a visit to the World Garden at Lullingstone.

Our annual lectures cover a wide range of subjects for example: ‘The Protection of Landscapes at Risk’, ‘Conservation and Management in the Twentieth Century’ and ‘Sissinghurst and the Arts and Crafts Garden’.

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Please click here for a detailed diary of forthcoming events.

Please click here for a reminder of our past events.