Godinton House, Kent
The architect Sir Reginald Blomfield designed the gardens at Godinton House around 1900 in an Italianate manner to complement the Jacobean style of the house. As well as a formal Italian garden, rose garden, ponds and lawns for tennis and croquet, there is a large kitchen garden, many herbaceous borders and beds, and a wild garden thronged with old varieties of daffodils. As Assistant Head Gardener I made sure that practical garden maintenance tasks were carried out properly on a day to day basis and I thoroughly enjoyed working in a garden that is certainly one of Kent’s hidden gems.
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