The Great Comp Garden Show - August 13th and 14th 2011

PUBLISHED: 12:13 28 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:47 20 February 2013

Pimm's will be served on the lawn as one of Kent's most secret gardens showcases some glorious summer colour...

Pimms will be served on the lawn as one of Kents most secret gardens showcases some glorious summer colour.

Visitors will see Great Comp Garden, St Marys Platt, at the height of its beauty during the weekend of August 13 and 14. The plantsmans paradise is known for its rare and exotic shrubs and perennials especially salvias.

Specialist nurseries will display their plants alongside the work of local artists and there will be music from jazz ensemble Strings and Things.

The seven-acre garden is the delightfully unique creation of Roderick and Joy Cameron, who moved to the 17th century manor house at Great Comp in 1957.

It is now run by a charitable trust, headed by curator William Dyson, assisted by two full-time and two part-time gardeners and a small team of volunteers.

  • Great Comp is open every day until October from 11am to 5pm, adults 5.50, concessions 5 and children 1. For more information call 01732 885094 or go to

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