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Kent is deservedly known as the Garden of England, so the folk who live in the Maidstone area are certainly likely to approve of the thoughtful gift of flowers.Whether to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, a special event or achievement, or just to show someone special that they are in your thoughts, Arena Flowers is a terrific way to find exactly the right choice.Read more
Maidstone, and the nearby countryside, is a terrific place to spend as much time as possible. With the famous Bluebell Hill just outside the town, it’s also obvious that this is a great spot for all things floral. Indeed, the south west side of the hill is a home for several rare plants, and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There’s a picnic area worth using, and it’s also a resting point for those walking The North Downs Way.
In the town itself, many local folk love to spend sunny afternoons or summer evenings relaxing in Brenchley Gardens, located in the town centre. It’s a calm spot to take a break from the pleasant bustle of the busy town itself. On a Sunday afternoon, what is more typically English than snoozing gently while listening to a concert at the Victorian bandstand?
Many folk will already know of Mote Park; in the past a welcoming home to the county cricket team, it’s a haven for many of the local sports clubs, from angling to cycling. It’s a graceful spot, and well worth a visit to enjoy the rose arbour and new bridge which provides a beautiful view across the lake.
It’s certainly worth spending some time at the Herb Gardens in Iden Croft at Staplehurst. This is a walled garden which dates back over five hundred years, and offers terrific collections of gloriously scented wild flowers, and many bee and butterfly friendly plant species.
You’ll also find the national Oreganum and Mentha collections here.
There’s a tea shop to enjoy, tours and talks can be arranged, and you can even take some samples home for your own garden by visiting their plant shop.
At Cobtree Manor Park, you can stroll around fifty acres of gentle parkland, enjoying a diverse display of many trees and shrubs. It’s another excellent venue for a relaxing picnic.
As well as time spent within the town itself, Maidstone is a terrific base for many superb places to visit nearby. Within just a dozen miles or so, you could find yourself in The Wood Garden at Leeds Castle, a hidden valley garden at Ightham Mote, the ten peaceful formally planted acres of Marle Place, or the world famous and renowned Castle Garden at stunning Sissinghurst.
Maidstone, and its surrounding area, is another example of the importance of flowers and gardens in our country. It’s also a reminder of the power of a gift of flowers in people’s lives. Arena flower delivery helps bring the glory of summer days in gorgeous gardens into everyone’s home. So who would appreciate such a gift from you?