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Late last year on GW a garden was visited that had been destroyed by floods in 2013 with plants having to be rescued by rowing boat but had been beautifully replanted and revived and I made a mental note to visit this year but I've forgotten its name! I thought it was the Sanctuary but that's not coming up on Google.  It was in East Kent towards the coast. Can anyone remember and please help? image


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,876

    Was it Sissinghurst?

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  • No, it was somewhere I had not previously heard of.  Was privately owned and quite large with a big house (which I do not think was open to visitors). It was definitely shown on GW. Its so very frustrating, I think it was somewhere towards Deal. image

  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 226

    The Salutation Garden in Sandwich maybe?

  • That's the one!!!!   Thank you soooooooooooo much!  image

  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 226

    You're welcome, enjoy your visit and please share some photos on here for all to enjoy ??

  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568

    Lyndy - if you have time I would highly recommend a visit to Pashley Manor Gardens.

    It was featured on Gardeners World earlier this year for its tulip festival but I went for the first time this weekend and the current display of roses and perennials is simply amazing too.  The grounds are immaculate.

    You could even swing by Sissinghurst if you have the time.  We are very spoilt in this corner of the country image

  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568

    While we are at it, does anybody else have any recommendations for garden to visit in the south-east, particularly in Kent and Sussex?

    I really enjoyed Virginia Woolf's old residence at Monks House.

  • Thank you Racine I have been to Pashley Manor for their tulip festival a couple of times but will return at your suggestion to enjoy the roses and herbaceous borders, it's a beautiful garden and the owner is absolutely charming, usually to be found actually "hands on" around the garden!  Sissinghurst is a favourite too. Would highly recommend  Great Comp near Wrotham Heath. Has the national collection of salvias and is a very peaceful and elegant garden. 

  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568

    Lyndy - Great Comp sounds nice.  I will give it a look when I next get the chance.

    Another one in that area is Riverhill Himalayan Gardens.  Not necessarily one for herbaceous borders but the vistas from the viewpoint at the top of the hill cannot be beaten.

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