A riot of plants growing together as if in the wild, developed over 30yrs. No neat edges or formal beds, but a very wide range of unusual and interesting plants, together with trees and shrubs chosen for yr-round appeal. Special interest in bulbs and woodland plants. Visitor comments - ‘a plethora of plants’, ‘inspirational’, ‘a hidden gem’.
Sunday 30 April, Sunday 28 May, Sunday 18 June (11am - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to September, groups 50 max; please contact owners in advance. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Drs Gillian & Peter Regan
How to find us
Frith Old Farmhouse, Frith Road, Otterden, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0DD
½m off Lenham to Faversham rd. From A20 E of Lenham turn up Hubbards Hill, follow signs to Eastling. After 4m turn L into Frith Rd. From A2 in Faversham turn S towards Brogdale & cont, turning R 1½m beyond Eastling. Limited parking.
More about Frith Old Farmhouse
This is a garden of about ¾ acre developed over the last 40 years. It began with just two apple trees, rough grass & brambles; areas were gradually cleared, and planting was done in a very informal style. It has developed into a collection of plants in a woodland setting as our selected trees and shrubs, chosen to provide more than one season of interest, have matured. Although our main interest is in bulbs and woodland plants, we try to grow as wide a range of unusual and interesting plants as possible, in a natural style, with the plants growing into each other. The garden therefore may seem unplanned. It contains plants from many different regions of the world, some of which are sufficiently suited to our location to have naturalised. Because the soil is heavy clay with flints, overlying chalk, we have developed altered habitat areas (raised beds, including the vegetable garden, hot dry places, and a scree) to extend the range of plants that we can grow successfully.