Plans for 2023
Our National Garden Scheme Open Garden will be on Sunday 2nd July 2023. Instead of having a Spring Open Garden, we are inviting Groups to visit by arrangement from 1st April, to see the spring bulbs and flowering shrubs.
2022: An Extraordinary Summer
This year, we have raised more money for the National Garden Scheme than ever before. We had very successful Open Gardens in May and July and many groups came from all over England and from Europe. Thanks to all our visitors for your generosity.
We coped with the long drought and unprecedentedly high temperatures by mulching and using grey water whenever we could. Now that September's rain has made the garden green again, it seems that few precious plants have been lost.
Ornamental Cherry Planting in the Arboretum
We have planted a curving avenue of ornamental cherry trees in the arboretum. The trees vary in time of flowering, colour and habit to provide the greatest interest. We have chosen 25 different varieties so far, including several introduced by Collingwood Ingram, who gardened at Benenden, only a few miles from here.
First Spring Open Garden
We held our first spring open garden for the NGS on 18th April 2021. It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion, blessed with dry and sunny weather and we hope to continue to have spring openings in future years. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to our summer open garden for the NGS, on Sunday 2 July.
The English Garden Celebrated
Caroline Holmes' new book, The English Garden Celebrated includes an entry about the garden at Goddards Green, in the 'Arts and Crafts' section.