Open Days, Directions and Contact Details

NGS Open Days for 2017:

2pm - 6pm on:

Sunday 28th May

Sundays 11th and 25th June

Sundays 9th and 23rd July

Sundays 6th and 20th August

Admission £6.00, children under 16 free

You can see what was in bloom on the same dates in 2016 at This Morning's Garden Photos.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Regret no dogs, and not suitable for wheelchairs or push chairs due to narrow paths.

Other Openings

Also open at other times by arrangement. Please get in touch by post or email if you would like to arrange a visit.

carolhannahbruce@sky.com


Other Contacts

Angel sculpture in the rose garden is by Pete Moorhouse:

www.petemoorhouse.co.uk

 

Sculpture of Abigail the Irish Wolfhound is by Zenos Frudakis:

 www.zenosfrudakis.com


Metal delphinium supports throughout the garden are from:

www.plantsupports.co.uk

 

Contact

Carol Bruce

Old Bladbean Stud

Bladbean

Nr Elham

Canterbury

Kent CT4 6NA

carolhannahbruce@sky.com

 

 

 

 



 

Bladbean is located in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and as such it falls under the protection of the AONB's work to preserve the authentic rural character of treasured landscapes in the UK. Please visit the Kent Downs AONB website for more information: http://www.kent-downs.org.uk

 

The gardens are part of the Our Land scheme to promote environmentally responsible and landscape-sensitive activities for visitors to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  For more information about the Our Land scheme and to find other recommended places to visit in the Kent Downs AONB, please see the Our Land website: www.our-land.co.uk/holidays/kent-downs

Getting Here

Bladbean is a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Kent Downs AONB and is reached via beautiful but narrow country lanes from all directions. Recommended approach routes for garden visitors have been chosen as those least likely to meet on-coming traffic.

On NGS Open Days:

Follow the yellow NGS signs from Stone Street (B2068) through Stelling Minnis or from the Elham Valley road just north of Elham. There is signposted parking directly opposite the gardens.

For Private Group Visits:

Printed directions will be sent in advance by post.

CT4 6NA

 

Copyright Carol Bruce 2012