|Edenbridge House Garden|
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Edenbridge House is a private garden in Kent, situated on the B2026, 1½ miles north of Edenbridge.
The garden is not over publicised and I first learnt about it from an article in Kent Life magazine. It is a 1930's garden of approximately five acres arranged in a series of rooms following substantial renewal and replanting by the present owners.
Mair Lloyd and husband David arrived at Edenbridge House in 1986 and realised that although the basic structure was in place, the gardens would benefit from some attention. Considerable work was invested in the borders by enlarging and creating new ones, planting interesting perennials, annuals and half hardies for spring and summer. Also following the hurricane that hit the area, many new specimen trees were planted including liquidambars, and a tulip tree. Care was taken to ensure autumn colour, interesting bark and magnificent flowers.
In spring interest is provided with masses of snowdrops,daffodils, cyclamen, tulips, hellebores and early perennials, also a woodland of camellias.
Personally I found this garden to be a real delight and very obviously a labour of love, apart from the planting a pleasing backdrop is provided by the superb house and adjacent small oast house. This combined to provide many visual delights and photographic opportunities.
A thoughtful finishing touch to a pleasant visit, was provided by self service tea and biscuits in the oast house.
Please Note Edenbridge House garden is now under new ownership and is no longer open to the public.