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Article by Caroline Knight | 28th June 2019

Brilliant Blooms at Hever Castle

Historic Hever Castle & Gardens is to launch a new tour at its annual celebration, Hever in Bloom, as well as supporting horticulture charity Perennial.

Visitors to this year’s Hever in Bloom, which runs from 25th-30th June, will be able to enjoy a new added area of floral interest within the castle grounds – Faith’s Garden on Diana’s Walk. Hever’s head gardener Neil Miller will take visitors on a delightful tour of Faith’s Garden, a beautiful area of the garden providing 1,200sq m of perennials along the outer moat towards the lake.

Faith’s Garden has been lovingly planted over the last two years with thousands of perennial plants, many of which came from Tom Massey’s garden for Perennial at RHS Hampton Court in 2017. Head gardener Neil will share tips on how to choose and plant the best echinaceas, crocosmias, asters, agapanthus, grasses and many more in a ‘How to…perennials’ tour.

Representatives from Perennial will be in the grounds during the floral festival. Celebrating its 180th anniversary this year, Perennial helps anyone who creates or maintains gardens, parks, sports facilities and other green spaces when they are facing tough times.

During Hever in Bloom, the roses will be at their height of beauty. Visitors can revel in the scents of 4,000 roses in the Rose Garden, the castle will be decorated with beautiful perennial displays from the in-house florist, and visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in a Flower Crown Workshop with Emma Fuller, florist and former Hever gardener (pre-booking essential).

• For opening times and admission prices, visit hevercastle.co.uk

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