14 Jun 2016

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow is at Ightham Mote on Thursday 16 June

What story will you bring? It’s time to dust off your treasures for a great, free day out as BBC One’s ever-popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow comes to Ightham Mote on

28 Apr 2016

Spring Clean Your Life

Traditionally, New Year’s Day is the time of year to mark new beginnings – whether it’s starting a daily exercise regime, launching a business or quitting a bad habit. But why don’t

01 Mar 2016

Authentic Reclamation with over 600 lots on 19th March in Stonegate, East Sussex

‘A Collection of Architectural Antiques, Period Garden Features and Reclaimed Artefacts to be auctioned mainly unreserved’ to be held at Authentic Reclamation with over 600 lots on 19th March in Stonegate, East

24 Feb 2016

Your Own Windowsill Garden

Not everyone has a garden, not everyone wants a garden, and even those who do sometimes aren’t particularly keen to go out in all weathers to attend to it. And yet, there

23 Feb 2016

Stunning floral display raises money for charity

The gardens at Godinton House will be opening every day from the 1st March, with two special open days on 6th and 20th March, to display the fabulous collection of old daffodils

05 Feb 2016

Step into a beautiful blue spring in National Trust bluebell woods

Now that spring is just around the corner, the National Trust has revealed the best places to spot dramatic carpets of bluebells in Kent. The sight and scent of bluebells covering a

15 Jan 2016

World Renowned Photographic Exhibition Arrives at National Trust, Sissinghurst

A collection of winning images from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition will be displayed at National Trust, Sissinghurst from 16 January to 28 February. The iconic Sissinghurst

26 Nov 2015

Artist Profile: Sheila Ottley interview by Lisamarie Lamb

From beautiful Kent to historical Venice, Sheila Ottley finds her inspiration in the world around her. For her, art is about life and about making the viewer experience something remarkable when they

19 May 2015


The twenty third Kent Garden Show at the Kent Showground, Detling near Maidstone, takes place over the bank holiday weekend of 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2015. This popular event attracts over 300 exhibitors, including

24 Mar 2015

The skill of Restoration Art

Restoration art is a very specific – and sought after – skill. In today’s fast moving, modern world, there’s a wave of consumers and artists who prefer things a little slower, a

26 Feb 2015

Grow Your Own

Although the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables might sound like something other people do, it’s not as hard as you first think. Once you’ve done the initial planning and

28 Jan 2015

Antiques in Kent

Visit any Kentish town and you are likely to spot at least one cosy little shop selling antiques. If you take the time to pop inside, you’ll discover a world of nostalgia,