Discover ‘The Good Life’ amongst Kent’s farmyards and gardens

Maidstone, Kent

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.

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