Kent isn't described as the garden of England for nothing. Within its sea-lined borders you'll find a fragrant landscape of gentle hills, fertile farmland, cultivated country estates and fruit-laden orchards. It could also be described as the beer garden of England as it produces the world-renowned Kent hops and some of the country's finest ales and wines from its numerous vineyards. At its heart is spellbinding Canterbury, crowned by its enthralling cathedral.

You'll also find beautiful coastal stretches dotted with beach towns and villages, from old-school Broadstairs to gentrified Whitstable and the aesthetically challenged port town of Dover.

The Garden of England is one of the greenest, most inspiring and most surprising parts of England. Just 25 miles from the hustle and bustle of London, the peace and green of this area seems a world away.

Many areas of England including Yorkshire and others have tried to stake a claim to the title ‘The Garden of England’, but there can be no denying that the green, rolling landscape of this corner of the South East with its miles of woodlands, fields and farmland brimming with orchards and hop gardens, dotted with pretty villages is the true Garden of England. The area’s reputation for a variety of wonderful traditional and formal gardens open to the public – more than any other part of England - only adds to its entitlement to the title 'The Garden of England'.