I always think that July is a bit on an unsung month don’t you?  Everyone seems to be rushing around prepping for their holidays to even notice it!  Grabbing those last minute bargains in the sale! {I don’t actually blame you for this, its absolutely necessary – hehe!}  But blink though, and its gone.  June is the hero as it comes after spring, the long awaited beginnings of summer, but we are all a bit blazé about July!  Why?!

Stop and look!  It’s beautiful.  Gardens are reaching their hight of summer maturity, all full and plump with gorgeous floral displays.  Bees busying themselves with their day to day job of collecting the nectar to make our yummy honey and hedgerows full of birdsong.  Now is the time to visit those lovely National Trust and English Heritage gardens you promised yourself you would do when it was cold, dark and damp and Shane McGowan & Kirsty Maccoll were belting out Fairytale of New York!

Down here in this little corner of Kent, there  are so many to chose from.  All tended to perfection and great to get ideas from for your own little patch and maybe cultivate some homegrown flowers yourself.

Here are a few photos of some gorgeous places to visit, some in Kent, some further afield, which can do the talking better than I can and especially for you I’ve listed a few of my favourites places.


Just a few of my faves:

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

The Salutation, Sandwich

Perch Hill, (Sarah Raven’s Garden)

Emma Bridgewater’s Garden in Bampton in Oxfordshire

Daylesford Organic Farm, Gloucestershire

Happy Garden Exploring!


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