The Talking Gardens of Kent
A series of private tours and talks around three unique gardens in West Kent
Founder of Hospices of Hope, Graham Perolls, invites you to accompany him on a series of exclusive tours and talks in three unique gardens in West Kent. This rare opportunity will provide insights from each garden keeper/owner as they provide the tour and recount the journey of transforming these gardens into the extraordinary spaces they are today.
Thursday 25th April – St Clere’s Estate, Kemsing
Join Graham and the St Clere’s Estate Foreman Martin Platt to learn about his 26 years working on this 17th Century country estate’s gardens, including the kitchen and herb gardens, formal gardens and terraces and stunning views. Made famous as a location for many TV shows and films including Agatha Christie’s ‘Mirror Crack’d’ starring none other than Elizabeth Taylor. Relax after the tour with some refreshments like a true movie star!
Thursday 16th May – Reuthe’s, The Lost Garden of Sevenoaks
Join Graham and Reuthe’s owner, Claire Price, in exploring the magical 11-acre rare species woodland that hosts one of the country’s best selection of specialist rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and conifers. Finish your adventure with refreshments!
Tuesday 18th June – The World Garden, Lullingstone
Join Graham and the ‘modern day plant hunter’ Tom Hart Dyke, the creator of the World Garden and the 20th generation of the Hart Dykes to live at Lullingstone Castle, for a private and exclusive talk and tour. Made famous when he was kidnapped in the Panamanian jungle on a plant hunting expedition that went dangerously wrong, this tour and talk will take you all around the World and back again in time for tea!
Tickets for each garden are available to book below at £25 per person. Alternatively, purchase to attend all three tours at a discounted rate of £60 per person. Tickets include the private tour and talk and refreshments. Each tour will begin at 1.30pm and will conclude by 4pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Accessibility at each site varies. St Clere Estate and Reuthe’s are not accessible for wheelchair users, but The World Garden is. These events will take place even if the weather is inclement.
Proceeds will benefit Hospices of Hope’s vital work supporting hospice care in South & East Europe.
St Clere’s Estate, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, TN15 6NL
Reuthe’s – The Lost Garden of Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks Road, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, TN15 0HB
The World Garden, Lullingstone Castle, Dartford, DA4 0JA
Start: 25th April, 2024 at 1:30pm
End: 18th June, 2024 at 4:00pm