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.

Mud, mud, mud

This incessant rain is rather dispiriting. We have had more than 3 inches of rain this month already and even our usually well drained soil is soaking. I hardly dare walk on the flower beds as my feet leave soggy prints which can't be quickly raked away. But still the...

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Glorious Daphne brings a hint of summer

Rounding a corner of the garden on a freezing dark day I was suddenly aware of the most delicious scent filling the air. It is Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' which we planted 15 years ago and is now about twelve feet high. Every branch and twig is smothered in...

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