The Coach House

Faversham

The ¾ acre garden has views over surrounding fruit producing farmland. Sloping terraced site, and island beds with yr-round interest, a pond room, herbaceous borders containing bulbs, shrubs, perennials, and a tropical bed. The different areas are connected by flowing curved paths. Unusual planting on light sandy soil where wildlife is encouraged. Kent Wild for Wildlife gold award winner.
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    Developed over the last 20 years around the original planting of mature trees, the garden has a sloping aspect on light sandy soil.Terracing gives some flat areas, two of which are divided by a rose hedge of 'Rhapsody in Blue'. In the Island beds, successional planting aims for all year interest and includes grasses and nectar-rich flowers. The mature Copper Beech and London Plane tree are underplanted in the dry shade with woodland plants and hydrangeas. A pond area in a separate 'room' also has an insect hotel to attract breeding and overwintering wildlife.The pond itself is home for newts, frogs and toads and provides a water source for the resident honeybees. A number of seating areas offer views of all aspects of the garden.There is also a 'stumpery' and a small 'tropical area' with banana, beschornaria, eucomis and other exotics. Planting for colour, scent and interest throughout the year is the intention.With relaxed informal planting and self-seeding encouraged, the garden is continually evolving and changing
    Received gold award from Kent ' wild for wildlife' 2016 and 2017.
    An additional pasture area is gradually being incorporated into the main garden giving more 'slope' challenges!.

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Features and Attractions

Gold Award from Kent Wildlife Trust - Wild about Wildlife.

The Coach House- Canceled

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Owner Information

Alison & Philip West
07801 824867
alison.west@kemsdale.plus.com

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How to find us

The Coach House
Kemsdale Road
Hernhill
Faversham
Kent
ME13 9JP

3m E of Faversham.
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    At J7 of M2 take A299, signed Margate. After 600 metres take 1st exit signed Hernhill, take 1st L over dual carriageway to T-junction, turn R & follow yellow NGS signs.
Accessibility information

Most of garden accessible to wheelchairs. Seating available in all areas.

More about The Coach House

Developed over the last 20 years around the original planting of mature trees, the garden has a sloping aspect on light sandy soil.Terracing gives some flat areas, two of which are divided by a rose hedge of 'Rhapsody in Blue'. In the Island beds, successional planting aims for all year interest and includes grasses and nectar-rich flowers. The mature Copper Beech and London Plane tree are underplanted in the dry shade with woodland plants and hydrangeas. A pond area in a separate 'room' also has an insect hotel to attract breeding and overwintering wildlife.The pond itself is home for newts, frogs and toads and provides a water source for the resident honeybees. A number of seating areas offer views of all aspects of the garden.There is also a 'stumpery' and a small 'tropical area' with banana, beschornaria, eucomis and other exotics. Planting for colour, scent and interest throughout the year is the intention.With relaxed informal planting and self-seeding encouraged, the garden is continually evolving and changing
Received gold award from Kent ' wild for wildlife' 2016 and 2017.
An additional pasture area is gradually being incorporated into the main garden giving more 'slope' challenges!.

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