Welcome

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.

Lavender

Lavender

The lavender is looking superb! it is absolutely humming with bees both honey bees and bumbles. The weather has been perfect for it with little splashes of rain and lovely warm sunshine in between.The garden will be open this coming Sunday 19th July and Monday 20th...

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The garden is open

The garden is open

Now that the lockdown has been relaxed we have decided to allow people to visit the garden though they will of course need to observe the safety rules. We will open for the NGS on 19th and 20th July 12.0 - 5.0 and anyone who wishes to come then should go to the NGS...

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New sculpture

New sculpture

Very exciting! Our pond has been transformed by a beautiful water sculpture by Giles Rayner in the shape of a star. He has called it Sirius. It is to my mind perfect. A gentle cascade of water flows from each point of the star which is just what we wanted. Movement...

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