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Reuthe’s, The Lost Garden of Sevenoaks

Reuthe’s, The Lost Garden of Sevenoaks

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07th July 2019 at 11:00am

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07th July 2019 at 3:00pm

Part of our Open Gardens Scheme!

Reuthe's, The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks

Sunday 7th July  11am - 3pm

Garden Talks: 12pm & 2pm with Jay Andrews-Moore - Head Gardener

Refreshments: Locally roasted coffee, tea and homemade cakes available to buy from Basecamp Cafe

Disabled Access: Parking available, access to lower grounds of the nursery.

Reuthe’s are the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks, an acclaimed plant nursery founded in 1902 by a German plant hunter, set in 11 acres of ancient woodland, part of the horticultural miracle that is the Green Sand Ridge in the Weald of Kent.

The historic site has been bought by local plantsman Oliver Schneider who is restoring the gardens, including a new café, to its former glory. In its heyday Reuthe’s won Gold 17 years’ in a row at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Reuthe’s welcomes visitors to explore the woodland, jungle-like pathways and walks up through the Hidden Valley. Here they will find plants and trees so rare they are the only ones in this country and discover hidden pockets of wild mushrooms, wild garlic and blueberries. The family friendly site is fantastic to go exploring with children and well-behaved dogs.

The Lost Gardens offer ideal growing conditions for the 300 varieties of rhododendrons growing on site and other acid loving plants such as rare trees, shrubs, azaleas and camellias.

Oliver Schneider comments, “Mr Reuthe’s curiosity during those treacherous plant hunting expeditions to the Himalayas and China in the early 20th century is the driving force of our specialist plant knowledge today. In the spirit of that adventure Reuthe’s is our Base Camp HQ and we’re thrilled to be open for visitors to come explore the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks.”

Base Camp Café where everything is handmade using local ingredients, including many grown on site in the vegetable potager, such as salads and herbs. Reuthe’s honey is for sale and will soon be followed by seasonal jams and preserves.

A place for discovery and adventure

 

 

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

Open Garden £5

Adults: £5.00

Event Location:

Reuthe's , Sevenoaks Road, Seal Chart, TN15 0HB

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

Open Garden £5

Adults: £5.00

Event Location:

Reuthe's , Sevenoaks Road, Seal Chart, TN15 0HB