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Places

We look at 20 facts, theories and mysteries connected with the always-intriguing Garden of England

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July 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018

We have selected 12 of the grandest historic stately homes with stunning gardens in Kent to visit

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Head to this revitalised town for its fascinating history, exciting events and blossoming foodie scene

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July 2018

Famous for its sunsets, its independent retailers and its harbour, we crack open another oyster and explore everything wonderful Whitstable has to offer

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July 2018

Discover this peaceful, undiscovered seaside town on Kent’s popular coast. Herne Bay is shining. In association with Canterbury City Council and Hello Herne Bay

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June 2018

Walks

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Enjoy a delicious lunch after one of these countryside strolls. Kent Life suggests five great pub walks in Kent

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Setting off from the beach at St Margaret’s, prepare to be amazed at the feast of delights that will unfold before you as you meander along across cliff tops

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April 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018

From the rolling Wealden countryside to small perfectly manicured gardens, there are carpets of fragrant bluebells popping up throughout Kent. We pick 12 wonderful woodland walks with pretty country pubs and cafés

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

If you love a bit of birding, then you’ll be in seventh heaven on this walk that meanders through the sand dunes and salt marshes and rich habitats of the Sandwich bird observatory

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Enjoy these five romantic walking spots in Kent, together they span our glorious county at its finest

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Restaurant Reviews

Back at the very top of its game, the Hythe Imperial effortlessly blends the best of both modern and traditional

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July 2018

Now under new ownership, The George and Dragon in Sandwich is already standing out as a future star, with passion, drive and talent in abundance in the kitchen

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June 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018

From the classic battered cod and chips to vegan ‘fish’ and deep fried gherkins, everybody loves a good fish and chip shop. We have picked 10 of the best places for fish and chips in Kent

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How partners and hosts with the mostest, Scott Richardson and Mark Lightford, transformed a spit and sawdust pub into a hub of the community and foodie paradise

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May 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018

During the warmer months, there’s nothing better than drinks and some good food taken al fresco. We have picked 12 of the best restaurants in Kent with outdoor seating to do just that

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Gardens

We are delighted to launch the ninth Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards and are looking for the best community gardening projects, school gardens and amateur gardens in Kent

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Exuberant, romantic planting set behind high walls is the crowning glory at Goodnestone Park through the summer

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May 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018

Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit. Throughout the open garden season you’ll find an array of stunning choices, many places also serving home-made teas

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Growing orchids is a passion for many across the globe. In Kent, Tom Hart Dyke’s love of these beautiful flowers put him in grave peril but has since been expressed with a dedicated collection as part of his World Garden exhibits at Lullingstone Castle

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April 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

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People

Many of us grew up with Ladybird Books, but who were the artists who conjured up this colourful, engaging backdrop to our childhoods? A new exhibition at The Beaney reveals all

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July 2018

How beekeeper Matthew Noakes’ hobby turned into a passion - and helped his hayfever too

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July 2018

Fed up with the gym, spend too long staring at computer screens, lost your mojo? Here’s a solution

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July 2018

How vision, passion and sheer nerve turned a failing land-based college into an outstanding institution

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June 2018

Kent Life meets three families with young children being supported by the hospice charity ellenor

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June 2018

Recipes

Monday, June 18, 2018

This recipe is Andy’s home-made Cajun ketchup, the ultimate sauce for your meats when barbecuing. Enjoy!

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June 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018

Author Rosemary Williams grew up with a fmaily background in seafood. In her book Prep That Fish, she follows her uncle and grandad who was a shellfish merchant in Sittingbourne

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June 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018

The chef patron and owner of Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2017, Chapter One, is celebrating the arrival of the king of vegetables

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May 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018

The chef patron and owner of Chapter One, Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2017, is looking forward to Easter feasting

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April 2018

Interiors

Fancy a mini-holiday in the heart of rural Kent but with plenty of places to eat, drink, shop and explore on your doorstep? Welcome to Bells Cottage by Mulberry Cottages

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June 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

David Salmon Furnishers has over 30 years’ experience bringing top quality furniture and original products to shoppers

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As a builder, James Walker has been making other people’s dreams a reality for more than 35 years. But when it came to building his own dream house, things didn’t quite go according to plan

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July 2017

Interiors specialists Lisa and Paul Thornton-Allan left the bustle of East London for the tranquillity of a Georgian home in Little Chart that they have completely restored

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Here are ten exciting properties that will inspire you to buy a plot of land and create your own self build home in Kent. If you’re thinking of self building, Potton can help

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Celebrity Interviews

Kent hockey player Grace Balsdon on playing for England at July’s Athletics World Cup, growing up in Chilham and healthy food swaps

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May 2018
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kent-based actress Pam Ferris is voicing the part of Grandma in a new adaptation for TV this Christmas of a children’s classic. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures: Channel 4 Television

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December 2016
Friday, November 27, 2015

The skateboarding firefighter from Great British Bake Off reveals how a batch of perfect macarons led to his bid for the baker’s crown.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

She has survived cancer and a kidnapping at knife point, appeared in everything from Macbeth to Quadrophenia and Hi-de-Hi! and writes successful crime novels. Meet the unstoppable Linda Regan-Murphy.

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