Kent has proudly marketed itself as the Garden of England for more than years, thanks to its success in producing food and drink, particularly fruit, hops and herbs, for the whole of the UK.
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We think these pictures show exactly why the county deserves the title What's On gallery. By Oliver Porritt. The country house has gorgeous formal gardens Image: Martin Coath 1 of 6. Castle Farm, near Shoreham, produces its own apples, apple juice, hops, dried flowers, Kentish lavender and honey. Luckily all are on sale from its award-winning farm shop and each summer visitors can go on tours of its lavender fields and oil distillery 2 of 6. From its beginnings in after a third of an acre was planted with vines, Biddenden Vineyards has developed through three generations of the Barnes family.
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Brogdale Collections near Faversham is the home of the National Fruit Collection and works to provided access and education to the public as well as guided tours an fruit tastings. Set in over acres of farmland, it boasts more than 4, varieties of fruit trees from apples, pears, quinces and plums to cherries and more 4 of 6.
Kent has a long history of growing fruit but there has been an unlikely new addition to the Garden of England's impressive list. Dartford-based farmer Joe Cottingham has just produced his first crop of watermelons that have been "cultivated in poly tunnels with insulated soil, so that heat is created naturally, helping to produce deliciously sweet melons" 5 of 6. Iden Croft Herbs in Staplehurst holds an extensive range of culinary and medicinal herbs, a choice selection of perennials and native wildflowers as well as rare treasures from its two national collections.
It grows a range of medieval, Roman and heritage herbs as well as new plant introductions but you will have to act quick to see it this year as it closes on Friday September 29 - it will reopen in March 6 of 6.
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More On Things to do in Kent. Medway Road closures and where to park during Rochester Castle Concerts Drivers should be aware of road closures in Rochester while the concerts take place. The afternoon will see us back in Rye, where some free time will allow for the chance to see more of the town before our farewell dinner together. Overview Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate five days to England's exquisite South East.
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We'll see why Whitstable has been dubbed the 'Pearl of Kent' and discover the tales that make Canterbury the jewel in the county's crown. The Back-Roads Difference Stroll through the iconic Hever, Dover and Bodiam castles Wind through beautiful countryside aboard a traditional steam train Sample celebrated beers at Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery.
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Tour Inclusions Accommodation 4 nights in boutique accommodation.