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...

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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...

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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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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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Scotney Castle was a great day trip

Scotney Castle On our final excursion of 2017, twenty-five members visited Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst on an unusually warm, sunny day in October. We were met by three guides at the ticket office and were led first to Bastion View to marvel at the garden vista set before us, dominated...

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Long Trip to Herefordshire 8-11 Oct 2018

KMOTT Long Trip to Herefordshire Mon 8 October – Thursday 11 October 2018 We are delighted to invite KMOTT members on our long trip to Herefordshire this October. Whilst Hereford itself is lacking suitable hotels, we have found and reserved a good hotel as our base near Ross-on-Wye at Penyard...

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Savill Gardens Day Trip Weds 16 May 2018

    The garden is part of Windsor Great Park. The plan is to go by coach, have lunch at Savill followed by a guided tour of Valley Gardens, one of the many gardens in the park. Lunch is not included in the price of the trip, but the cafe...

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