Penshurst Place ‘a great day out for everyone‘

March 23, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts looking for a day out may be interested to hear the opinion of one major newspaper, which has suggested a grand palace in Kent.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Penshurst Place is an enchanting place that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Boasting a history that goes back more than 600 years, the ancestral home of the Sidney family has a recently-restored 80-metre double herbaceous border designed by Chelsea gold medallist George Carter ready to open this summer.

The stone benches in the borders, colour-coordinated herbaceous plants and shrub, along with historic varieties of apple trees make it a delightful option, the newspaper noted.

"Children can let off steam in the playground – and visitors can enjoy seeing the gardens bursting into spring," it added.

Earlier this month, the same publication recommended the Edulis nursery in Berkshire as a place to see a wide range of unusual edible plants and exotic fruits.

Why a Hartley? Hartley Botanic