Frith Old Farmhouse

Faversham

A riot of plants growing together as if in the wild, developed over 40 yrs. No neat edges or formal beds, but several hundred interesting (& some very unusual) plants. Trees and shrubs chosen for year-round appeal. Special interest in bulbs and woodland plants. Visitor comments - 'one of the best we have seen, natural & full of treasures', ‘a plethora of plants’, ‘inspirational’, ‘a hidden gem’.
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    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.

Features and Attractions

Altered habitat areas to increase the range of plants grown. Areas for wildlife.

Press and Media Coverage

Featured in RHS 'The Garden', Kent Life, 'The Hardy Plant', 'The English Garden'.

Frith Old Farmhouse- Canceled

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Owner Information

Drs Gillian & Peter Regan
01795 890556
peter.regan@cantab.net

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How to find us

Frith Old Farmhouse
Frith Road
Otterden
Faversham
Kent
ME13 0DD

½m off Lenham to Faversham rd.
  • More detailed directions
    From A20 E of Lenham turn N up Hubbards Hill, follow signs Eastling; after 4m turn L into Frith Rd. From A2 in Faversham turn S (Brogdale Rd); continue 7m (thro' Eastling), turn R into Frith Rd.

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.

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