Old Buckhurst Garden, Kent
Markbeech, Near Edenbridge
Directions: 4 miles South East of Edenbridge B2026,
at the Queens Arms Pub turn East to Markbeech.
A visitor said the following in our visitors book: A beautiful and somewhat mysterious garden with tantalizing vistas. My wife - who is the gardener - was delighted with the plants for sale - both with their variety and modest prices. (30th May 2015)
Stefan Buczacki’s favourite cottage garden in Kent as he kindly wrote in Garden News (edition 5 July 2014). “It is a captivating place that contains practically everything you’d expect from a cottage garden, but I have chosen it not for the roses, daylilies, peonies, irises, bell flowers and pelargoniums, but for the fact that there is a modest kitchen garden with fruit and vegetables and a tiny nursery where some of the plants in the garden are available to buy.”
said: "This is one of the most beautiful and well designed gardens I have visited - better than many
of the larger, more famous gardens I have seen. I'm thinking of asking
for a season ticket as one visit a year just isn't enough!"
farmhouse (not open), thought to have been built around 1500, may be the oldest
house in the village of Markbeech but the gardens
were created from scratch by Jane and John some 25 years ago. The gardens
have lovely views of the surrounding South Downs and if you are taken by the
idea of bringing your own picnic to enjoy the view, then the paddock has
plenty of room for you to sit and savour the views. (Please be sure to take
all your litter home to avoid damaging sheep/cattle in the surrounding fields.)
PLEASE NOTE some people are under the impression we are not opening in 2014 for the National Garden Scheme and Tours. We are cutting down a bit but are still opening. Re Tours, the only difference is we are not taking bookings anymore for coaches. Sorry. Only cars and mini buses. Jane Gladstone
The garden is maintained by the owners John and Jane
Gladstone with occasional help and ideas from their daughter Claire Gladstone
NH Hort. (Dist) - see
'need advice for your own garden project' page.
updated: 24 July 2015
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