Herne & Broomfield 16th annual Garden Safari, will take place on Sunday June 10th. We don't have stately homes or vast acres but we probably have one of the biggest Open Gardens Day in Kent, there will be 20 gardens open. The gardens range from the tiny but perfectly formed to large and lovely, with some 'still a work in progress’, one even has a listed pond and another is the garden of the former home of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. There are 65 plots at the allotments so there is a lot to see. Most of the gardens are accessible to people in wheelchairs.
The gardens include both Herne Infant and Junior Schools, the allotment gardens in Ford Road and St Martin’s Church.
Entry is by Programme, brief descriptions of gardens and map, which costs £4 a head (accompanied children free). Programmes are available from Herne Mill, Mill Lane, Herne, CT6 7DR (near Herne Bay) and participating gardens. There will be a raffle, art display and plants for sale. Refreshments include Ploughman’s lunches, Curry, Cream Teas and Cakes, available at selected gardens.
Our gardeners have chosen that the proceeds should go to the new Herne Centre Project this year.
The gardens that will be open and are at: Mill Lane, Margate Road; Pond Cottages Road, Ford Road Allotment Gardens; Honeysuckle Way; Chalford Drive, Hunters Chase; Broomfield Road; Herne Junior School, Herne Infant School, St Martin’s Church flowers (open at 11am); Forgefields, Busheyfields Road and Canterbury Road and Mill View Road.
Herne Windmill is open from 2-5pm with a separate admission fee.
Visitors can start at Herne Mill or any garden (look out for the pennants and posters). The event is organised by Herne & Broomfield Parish Council, please phone 01227 742700 (office) or 07711 260021 (on the day) for further details.