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05 Feb 2016

Step into a beautiful blue spring in National Trust bluebell woods

Now that spring is just around the corner, the National Trust has revealed the best places to spot dramatic carpets of bluebells in Kent. The sight and scent of bluebells covering a

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15 Jan 2016

World Renowned Photographic Exhibition Arrives at National Trust, Sissinghurst

A collection of winning images from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition will be displayed at National Trust, Sissinghurst from 16 January to 28 February. The iconic Sissinghurst

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26 Nov 2015

Artist Profile: Sheila Ottley interview by Lisamarie Lamb

From beautiful Kent to historical Venice, Sheila Ottley finds her inspiration in the world around her. For her, art is about life and about making the viewer experience something remarkable when they

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19 May 2015

A GREAT SHOW FOR THE GREEN FINGERED

The twenty third Kent Garden Show at the Kent Showground, Detling near Maidstone, takes place over the bank holiday weekend of 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2015. This popular event attracts over 300 exhibitors, including

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24 Mar 2015

The skill of Restoration Art

Restoration art is a very specific – and sought after – skill. In today’s fast moving, modern world, there’s a wave of consumers and artists who prefer things a little slower, a

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26 Feb 2015

Grow Your Own

Although the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables might sound like something other people do, it’s not as hard as you first think. Once you’ve done the initial planning and

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28 Jan 2015

Antiques in Kent

Visit any Kentish town and you are likely to spot at least one cosy little shop selling antiques. If you take the time to pop inside, you’ll discover a world of nostalgia,

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27 Nov 2014

Yves Delorme

For over five generations Yves Delorme has drawn its strength and skill from the loom and know-how from the workshops of the family business. The creative richness of its artistic director, Evelyne

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29 May 2014

YOUR SEASONAL FOOD DIARY

Growing your own in-season food is something that the National Trust has been mad about for quite some time. After all, what could be more satisfying than watching your dinner grow in

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15 May 2014

The Kent Garden Show: 24-26th May 2014

Held at Kent Showground, Detling, The Kent Garden Show will feature over 300 exhibitors, with a wide variety of goods on display and for sale. This will of course include floral marquees, with

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13 May 2014

Thornham Friars Open Garden and Plant Sale

Enjoy a two day open garden event and plant sale in the grounds of Thornham Friars Join NSPCC on 7th June, and explore the beautiful parks and gardens of Thornham’s historic country home, with stunning

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08 May 2014

Soya and Sevenoaks: The vegetable you didn’t know you loved

By Sarah Redman The soya bean has been growing in popularity for a while now. Originating in Southeast Asia, it was domesticated by Chinese farmers and has since been used in recipes

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