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Open Gardens - April 2023

Open Gardens kicks off in April! Take a look at the gardens opening their gates in April…

Lyewood House

Lyewood House, Withyham

 Sunday 23rd April 1pm – 5pm

Tickets can be bought on the day

Location: Lyewood House, Beech Green Lane, Withyham, East Sussex, TN7 4DD

Admission: £5

Refreshments available: Yes

Wheelchair access: Yes with care as paths uneven

Dogs allowed: Dogs on leads

Description: A delightful Sussex garden surrounds this beautiful, listed 17th Century house. This is essentially a Spring garden with daffodils and early flowering shrubs in an orchard with winding paths to explore. There are wonderful views over the countryside looking towards Tunbridge Wells, and chickens and vegetable areas to visit.

Coolings Greenhouses

Coolings, Knockholt

Thursday 27th April 2pm (tour)

Admission: £15 per person inclusive of Cream Tea (Ticket only event)

Wheelchair access: Yes

Dogs allowed: Dogs on leads

Description: Coolings are among the very few garden centres in the country that grow their own plants, producing over a million plants each year from their production nursery in Knockholt near Sevenoaks.  They do not grow for anyone else preferring to supply their own four centres in Knockholt, Bearsted and Wych Cross in Sussex. The production nursery is not normally open to the public but April is the peak month for plant production and the nursery is full to bursting with plants. Visitors will be guided around the glasshouses and see just how they produce over a million plants a year with the aid of potting machines, a robotic transplanter and some fantastic growers.  Tours last for just over an hour and of course there is a Cream Tea to enjoy at Arthurs restaurant either before or after the tour.