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Visit Kent garden party

PUBLISHED: 11:41 19 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:29 20 September 2016

Ray and Jacqui Sparks, Spa Valley Railway

Ray and Jacqui Sparks, Spa Valley Railway

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Visit Kent and partners embraced the traditional English weather at their annual summer garden party

Turrloo Parrett, Eastwell Manor and Jonathan NeameTurrloo Parrett, Eastwell Manor and Jonathan Neame

Visit Kent and partners embraced the traditional English weather at their annual summer garden party. Battling both sunshine and thunderstorms, scores of guests from leading Kent attractions, accommodation partners and local authorities arrived at the stunning marquee in Godinton House in Ashford to help celebrate the start of summer season and to raise a glass to the Garden of England in all its glory. Guests were able to sample tipples from Biddenden Vineyard, and bites from Kent Crisps, Macknade Fine Foods, Solley’s Ice Cream and Godinton House’s own tea shop.

Speeches were given by Visit Kent Chairman Jonanthan Neame, Chief Executive Sandra Matthews-Marsh MBE, Destination Manager David Curtis-Brignell, and Patron Amanda Cottrell OBE, as well as Godinton House Estate Manager Nick Sandford.

Abhi Banik, Copper Rivet Distillery and Stef Harlow, Leeds CastleAbhi Banik, Copper Rivet Distillery and Stef Harlow, Leeds Castle

Bill Ferris, Historic Dockyard ChathamBill Ferris, Historic Dockyard Chatham

Sir David Steel, Leeds CastleSir David Steel, Leeds Castle

Jonathan Neame, Chairman of Visit KentJonathan Neame, Chairman of Visit Kent

Sherly Hart and Sarah Easton, Hush Heath EstateSherly Hart and Sarah Easton, Hush Heath Estate

Nick Standford, Amanda Cottrell OBE, Jonathan Neame, Sandra Matthews-Marsh MBE, David Curis-BrignellNick Standford, Amanda Cottrell OBE, Jonathan Neame, Sandra Matthews-Marsh MBE, David Curis-Brignell

Deidre Wells, OBE, UKInbound and David Testa, London ParamountDeidre Wells, OBE, UKInbound and David Testa, London Paramount

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