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National Open Garden Scheme – Chevening Sunday 13th June

By ZOE BROOKMAN KNOCKHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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National Open Garden Scheme – Chevening

Chevening Gardens will be open this summer on Sunday, 13 June 2021 in support of the National Garden Scheme to raise money for nursing and caring charities. The opening is by kind permission of the Board of Trustees.

The pleasure grounds of the Earls Stanhope at Chevening House are today characterised by lawns and wooded walks around an ornamental lake. First laid out between 1690 and 1720 in the French formal style, in the 1770s a more informal English design was introduced. In the early nineteenth century lawns, parterres and a maze were established, a lake was created from the ornamental canal and basin, and many specimen trees were planted to shade woodland walks. The gardens are gradually being restored by the Trustees of the Estate following a plan by Elizabeth Banks, developed by George Carter, to reflect and preserve key aspects of their evolution over the last three centuries. Most recently, a grove of more than 30 great white cherry trees, a gift from Japan, has been established. Gentle slopes and gravel paths throughout.

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the historic gardens with the woodland, lake, maze, and new grove of more than 30 great white cherry trees. Plants can also be bought from an independent nursery and you can buy local ice cream. The car park is free.

Gardens open 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Admission £7.00

Children under 16 £1.00

Pre booking available www.ngs.org.uk

Dogs on short leads welcome

Wheelchair access at main features

Plant sale

Picnic area available

Should you require any additional information please call the Chevening Estate Office on 01732 744809.

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ZOE BROOKMAN

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