A summer’s day at South Hill

On the 17th of July 2019 twenty five members toured Sir Charles Jessel’s estate at South Hill, Hastingleigh in glorious sunny weather. Sir Charles, riding his high-powered, turbo-charged buggy led us first through the garden and informed us that except for the gigantic specimen of Tilia adjacent to the house...

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A visit to Hoads Cottage

On the first day of the Merry Month of May twenty-three members arrived at the estate of Tom and Davina Wood to tour the woodland that had been created on what had formerly been a plant nursery known as Oakover Nurseries.  After the company had moved to another location Tom...

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2019 dates for your diary

2019 DAY VISITS open to all KMOTT members – all are more local this year, so travel by car, meet and pay at venue Wednesday 1st May 2019             Hoads Cottage, Ashford to see Tom Wood’s magnolias 2.30pm Hoads Cottage, Maidstone Road, Ashford TN25 4NP       Admission and tea: donation...

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2019 Annual General Meeting

KMOTT members are warmly invited to attend the KMOTT AGM at 2.30pm on Saturday 13 April 2019, as usual at Egerton Village Hall, Elm Close, Egerton TN27 9DS. This year our speaker is Simon Brice, a KMOTT member whom many of you will know. He will deliver a thirty-minute illustrated...

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Savill was a glorious venue for a day trip

The Royal Estate, Windsor: The Savill Garden and Valley Gardens On  16 May 2018 we travelled to Windsor to view the recently upgraded facilities at the 14-hectare Savill Gardens and to tour the magnificent arboreal and floristic display. We were met by Mr Harvey Stephens, the deputy keeper, who gave...

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A successful trip to Yorkshire in October 2017

Excursion to Yorkshire We left Hollingbourne at eight o’clock on the morning of October 9th and arrived at Ripley Castle for a splendid and life- sustaining lunch. We walked around the gardens with a knowledgeable gardener and we viewed a lake fed by three rivers; an unidentified yellow-berried holly; a...

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KMOTT AGM 2018

Our members are welcome to attend The Kent Men of the Trees Annual General Meeting Saturday 21st April 2018 at 2.30pm At Egerton Village Hall, Elm Close, Egerton TN27 9DS After the official business we will be delighted to introduce our Guest Speaker, Berty Van Hensbergen, a global expert in...

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