There’s no better time to visit Kent than in the spring so why not follow your nose and discover the county’s fragrant countryside and gardens?
Step back in time to a more rural way of life at Kent Life, near Maidstone, with a stroll through local fruit, farming and hop heritage. Nose around the farmhouse gardens, wander through the apple orchards and aromatic herb garden, and see England’s last working coal-fired oast house. Spring is also the perfect time to meet the baby animals on the farm, even helping the farmer with bottle feeds.
Then take a short drive to discover Emmetts Garden in Sevenoaks as the English countryside bursts into life with carpets of bluebells. This National Trust property has year-round appeal and excellent walking trails, with many exotic trees and shrubs and panoramic views across the Weald.