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Garden hidden gems to visit this weekend

Garden lovers are spoilt for choice this weekend with a plethora of hidden gems to visit – including the Hospice’s grounds in Pembury – as part of our Open Gardens season.

Greenhouse through the trees, in the Garden

Hospice in the Weald, Pembury

We are welcoming visitors to enjoy the beautiful gardens and a cream tea here at the Hospice in Maidstone Road from 10am-2pm on both Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May. Our landscaped gardens, with large herbaceous borders and a labyrinth, now include two new beautiful water features, seating and new planting, all maintained by the Hospice’s skilled volunteers.

A Victorian style greenhouse has been added for year-round use by patients and visitors, along with raised beds made from oak sleepers. There will be a plants to buy, visitors will have the chance to make their own hanging baskets (pre-bookable via events section), listen to live music and enjoy a delicious cream tea.



Also on Sunday 21st May, Moorlands’ lush four-acre garden in Crowborough set in a valley on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, will be open from 1-5pm. Discover ponds and streams, planted with bog loving plants and trees, along with rhododendrons and azaleas alongside swathes of bluebells along the stream banks.

Pogles Place 2


And on the same afternoon (Sunday 21st), in Knockholt, Kent, visitors can see the beautiful one-acre garden at Pogles lovingly tended by Jackie and Clwyd, who hold the Hospice dear to their hearts.

Jackie’s mother Pat, an avid gardener, shared her own garden in previous years for Hospice fundraising. Pat was living in a care home before she died in 2021 and benefitted from the help of nurses from the Hospice’s Outreach Service, which provided additional support to the whole family.

Pogles includes a wildflower meadow, short evergreen walk, vegetable patch, cottage garden area and an adjacent bluebell wood. Jackie will be welcoming visitors to join them for a garden party with musical entertainment, along with tea, homemade cakes and a plant sale.

Jackie said: “As a supporter of the Hospice for over forty years, Mum was involved in Open Gardens on several occasions. She would certainly have relished the music, fun and laughter. I urge you all to come and enjoy yourselves with a nod to Mum who is surely looking down on us all with a smile. I have created a special sensory memory area which I would love to share with others, it gives me solace when I miss friends and family, many of whom benefitted from the end-of-life care at Hospice in the Weald.”

Small admission charges apply with all proceeds supporting the Hospice’s work. You can turn up on the day to visit these gardens but for full details of these and the many other private gardens taking part in Hospice in the Weald’s Open Gardens season, visit Our Events or call 01892 820533.