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Coolings Summer Showcase

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26th June 2020 at 5:00pm

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26th June 2020 at 9:00pm

Part of our Open Gardens Scheme!

Coolings Nursery,
Rushmore Hill,
Knockholt,
Kent. TN14 7NN

Date & Time: Friday 26th June 2pm
Admission: £10 incl. refreshments
Refreshments available: Yes
Wheelchair access: Yes
Dogs allowed: No

We are delighted to announce that Cooling have very kindly allowed us a special preview evening of this years Summer Showcase on Friday 26th June, prior to it's opening to the public on Saturday.

Chelsea Chic Blooms in Kent’s Highest Village

Reputed to be the highest village in Kent, you are surely guaranteed a good view from Knockholt, situated just outside Sevenoaks.  However the view has recently been improved as the annual ”Summer Showcase” at Cooling’s Nurseries provides one of the most inspiring and colourful displays of plants seen outside the famous Chelsea Flower Show, …….and it’s free!

The display, which features over 300 different varieties, started off as a trial for the assessment of plants by the award winning retail nursery.
Production and Operations Director Ian Hazon said,
“We like to know that the plants we grow and sell to our customers are going to perform reliably.  The only true way of doing this is to grow the plants just as you would at home, so not only do we plant them in borders around our display gardens but we developed the showcase to demonstrate what you can do with pots and containers, even if space is limited.”
The trial has now blossomed into a fantastic show of colour and inspires both those new to growing and the most seasoned of gardeners.  Each year there is a different theme and visitors have previously been treated to displays of front & back gardens, a village complete with shops, a lock featuring a canal boat and one year it was 5 individual rooms of colour complete with a 3D topiary dinosaur straight from the Chelsea Flower Show!  Each display is not only done with an eye for detail but also a sense of humour.
“Customers really seemed to connect with the Wartime Garden,” commented Ian, “Many wrote in the visitor’s book how it had bought back a lot of happy memories.  It could have been the sight of the outdoor loo with newspaper on a string or the tin bath!”


You can this years full list of Open Gardens by clicking here.

 
Thank you to our kind sponsors Coolings Nursery without whom this event would not be possible

Please contact Kathryn Cracknell on 01892 820533 if you would like to help at this event.

Adults: £15.00

Event Location:

Coolings Nursery,
Rushmore Hill,
Knockholt,
Kent. TN14 7NN

Please contact Kathryn Cracknell on 01892 820533 if you would like to help at this event.

Adults: £15.00

Event Location:

Coolings Nursery,
Rushmore Hill,
Knockholt,
Kent. TN14 7NN