Welcome to the garden at Knowle Hill Farm. The garden, situated 400 feet up on the north downs, has a spectacular view south over the Kentish Weald. It is rich in plants which thrive in warm, dry conditions and is full of interest all year round.

Early spring sees snowdrops, cyclamen, hellebores and spring bulbs. In high summer the garden is full of lavender, roses and agapanthus and late in the year there is a wonderful display of asters, grasses, cosmos and salvias which lasts until the first frosts. The garden is open under the National Gardens Scheme and for private parties by appointment.

Elizabeth Cairns

Images from 2020

The latest from ‘What’s looking good’

The latest postings from Elizabeth with the latest and regular news from the garden throughout the year.

After the snowdrops

It is a sad moment when the last snowdrops fade but they have given us so much pleasure for the last three months that it would be wrong to complain. Now is a wonderful time in the garden with new arrivals every day. First the hellebores. These have been wonderful for...

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The last of the snowdrops

The second week of March and we still have a few snowdrops. Trym has been superb. It has spread of its own accord in a very gentle way so it now after six years forms a beautiful self contained colony. It is a charming snowdrop with its green markings on the outer...

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Snowdrop Carpet

After many years of effort - dividing and planting - at last I think we can say we have a carpet of snowdrops in our little copse. Perhaps a rather threadbare carpet but a carpet nonetheless. When the sun shines, especially in the early evening they glisten magically...

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