Growing organic veg in July

  Cucumbers To keep your cucumbers sweet, remember to pinch off the male flowers.  You can see the tiny baby cucumber at the base of female flowers so you should be able to easily tell the difference.   Keep your cucumbers tied in and take off and burn any leaves...

Farewell to our Elms

Just before Christmas 2014 we received some bad news. The eight Elm trees in the Pines Garden had become infected with Dutch Elm Disease. Following consultation with the Tree Officer of Dover District Council we were instructed to remove all eight trees. At around 50...

Camera Obscura Installation

A Point of View Artist Sue Toft is creating a camera obscura in the lower roundel of the Pines Calyx building.  There will also be an art installation by Sue and photography by Kevin Francis, with workshop sessions each morning and afternoon for both children and...

Rural Skills Roundhouse

The Roundhouse Shelter is an ideal restful spot to picnic and look back out over the garden towards the grass labyrinth, seventeenth century facade and lake. The 2003 roundhouse project was conceived in response to creating a useful space with wood that came from the...

Grass Labyrinth

The first labyrinth is believed to have been created some 3400 years ago in Knossos. Since then, many labyrinths have been created, used and known as places for spiritual practice. It is found among many cultures such as; Native American, Indian, African, Celtic,...