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Aldington trees in May

On 12th May 2021 – in glorious warm sunshine, 17 members visited Charles Aldington’s lovely landscape garden overlooking Romney Marsh. We were generously given nearly 2 hours of his time on a guided walk around the woodland and formal gardens enjoying huge views enhanced by careful planting to maximise their impact. Charles has recently published…

2021 KMOTT AGM, Saturday 14th August

We hope as many members as possible can join us at the Kent Men of the Trees 2021.  Due to the Covid pandemic, last year’s meeting had to be restricted to the absolute minimum, so we really hope to catch up with our members this year, at the Egerton Millennium Hall on Saturday 14 August…

Visit to Hill Farm Oast Arboretum, Yalding

Hooray!  Kent Men of the Trees has actually managed a visit in this year of plague!  On Monday  6th July 2020 eleven members met on Yalding Hill to view the six acre arboretum created by Mr Paul Reddy over the last twenty-five years at Hill Farm Oast.  He has done this more or less single…

KMOTT 2020 Annual General Meeting CANCELLED

Following the recent guidelines on COVID-19, the KMOTT AGM 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The situation will be monitored and we hope to re-schedule the AGM when it is safe to do so. We apologise for any inconvenience but will be in touch again once a new date has been decided.

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 every other tree and shrub…

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 Wood bought the 15 acre…

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 to charity box                 Wednesday…

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 talk entitled “A Tricycle Journey…

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 us an outline of the…

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 Wellingtonia and some yews. The…