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Award winning open garden to raise money for Lifelites

Tue 13th Jun 2017 

An award winning cottage garden in Kent is to open its gates once again this year and raise money for Lifelites, thanks to owners and long-time Lifelites supporters Ivor and Wendy Macklin.

For the last few years, Ivor and Wendy have opened their beautiful garden for one weekend a year as part of the National Garden Scheme. They choose to donate some of the proceeds to Lifelites, and will be doing so again this year.

Their 15th century thatched cottage and garden is in Hever, Kent, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Hever Castle, the childhood home of the Tudor Queen Anne Boleyn.


The romantic cottage garden features a Tudor Well, an orchard, a natural pond with a bridge and a wide variety of old fashioned roses, mature trees and shrubs, and other beautiful plants. It also backs on to a stream and a meadow full of wild flowers. The beautiful garden has received many awards, including Best Amateur Garden in Kent.

Proceeds from the tea tent will be donated to Lifelites, which last year raised over £1,000.

The garden will be open from 1.00pm-5.00pm on June 24th and 25th. For more details visit the National Garden Scheme website:  


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