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.

Alliums – Love/Hate

We have spent the last few months eradicating Allium cowanii from among our lavenders. It has been a huge undertaking and I hope and pray that it has been successful. I planted a few bulbs some years ago to provide some colour in May for our lavender border. That was...

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Geums are gorgeous

This is a spectacular year for Geums. These little plants with their delightful daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, orange, pink and gold really light up the garden just when it is missing the colour and vibrancy of the tulips and narcissi. They have seemingly...

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Blossom Time

The cherry blossom has been wonderful this year. The first to flower is Kursar in early March. The flowers only last a few days but are a marvellous sharp pink colour. Then wonderfully delicate shell pink Pandora which is followed by the amazing sight of Shirotae in...

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