The beauty of nature is often a theme associated with the Kent county due to the free flowing fields, green lands, and symmetrically designed orchards. If you are thinking about redesigning your garden in the area, inspiration can be taken from all around you, from within the historic garden of England. Many people in the area consider transforming their garden as a way of immersing themselves within the history of the county.
Despite the historic influence on Kent, with areas of vast nature, it is a highly populated county, as the home to almost two million people it can be considered somewhat of an achievement that it has managed to maintain its stunning natural beauty. This contrast between agriculture and the industrial side to the county offers a diverse nature to Kent, as areas such as the Kent Downs, which are an area of outstanding natural beauty are embraced by the people of the county. Yet areas of the Kent Downs are located just half an hour from Maidstone, one of the busiest towns in the county. This diverse contrast is also seen through the extremities in wealth as places such as Royal Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks are very rich; and also are the location of beautiful parkland areas such as Dunorlan and Knole Park, whilst there are poorer areas in the East of Kent, which still hold beautiful areas of garden, including places such as Scotney Castle in Canterbury; all of which are accessible to the public. In fact, Kent has over 200 hundred gardens available for visiting! Therefore Kent is the perfect place to find some inspiration for your garden.
Even if you do not live in Kent, visiting some of its gardens can help towards your research, which will only benefit you when you meet with your designer. Drawing inspiration from the public garden areas of Kent could help you visualise how you wish for your garden to be designed. A clear and organised client provides a much better basis on which your garden is going to be constructed, as your garden designer will fully understand the vision you hold.
If you feel your garden could give something further to Kent’s beauty, or even develop something from it, but are unsure how to approach what can be a difficult task, contact Outdoor Creations, who offer Garden Design and planning, Construction, and Maintenance in Kent. We also have influence in South East London, South West London, Surrey and Hampshire.