Plants in the Garden: Mounts Court Farmhouse, Kent
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These are a few recent photos of Geraldine Fish's garden at Mount's Court Farmhouse on the flanks of the Elham Valley, south of Canterbury. Geraldine was brought up on rubber and oil palm plantations in Malaya, and then in Australia, and she and her husband started this garden from scratch in 1983. She has an artistic background and, as you can see, great attention to detail. The garden is opened regularly for the NGS, and is one of those opening next April for our AGS Safari (under the auspices of the NGS).
The garden contains some really interesting plants (if not so many alpines!), including shrubs and trees like those last three pictured: Clethra alnifolia, Hydrangea quercifolia and Sorbus stellaris.
Six gardens will be open over the weekend of 13/14th April 2013, including several pictured here before (our own at Copton Ash, Faversham; David Sayers & Sylvie Buat-Menard at Chestfield, Whitstable and Paul Powis at Old Wive's Lees). Mount's Court Farmhouse is a little further afield on the flanks of the Elham Valley, south of Canterbury; and especially fascinating for those who grow daphnes and many choice alpines, Peter Jacob and Margaret Wilson are opening their garden right over on the east coast at Walmer. Full details will be in the NGS Yellow Book, on the East Kent AGS website and at the Rainham AGS Show next March. We greatly look forward to meeting any members who can make it down to the furthest reaches of Kent!