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We are pleased to let you know that ‘Cuttings, A cornucopia of gardening tips from famous, expert and green-fingered friends’ will be on sale from mid-November. Priced £10 plus P & P.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed tips to our book of gardening tips. Over 300 people contributed around 700 of their favourite pieces of advice. We are very grateful.

Pre-Order your copy by clicking on the link here


We hope to have a schedule of events for you as soon as the Covid situation allows. We continue to have record numbers of clients and we have processed their applications throughout the lockdown by means of email and ‘virtual meetings’.

We are so lucky in the South East to have garden centres/nurseries who are offering new ways of getting their stock to us. Many of them have been good friends to the Gardening for Disabled Trust over the years and now is our turn to show our support, in this most challenging of springtimes. We’ve listed those that we know of below – by town or village where they are located and up-to-date at time of writing.  Please share widely with your local gardening contacts.

Bethersden – Madrona Nursery
Madrona have a nursery full of plants and can deliver orders within 10miles – no charge for delivery  – and further for a small charge.
Payment over the phone by card or by BACS transfer before delivery and specific instructions as to where to leave the plants make contact less purchase possible.   www.madrona.co.uk
Broad Oak – Rapkyns Nursery
Rapkyns Nursery offers a wide range of perennials, climbers and shrubs including many unusual varieties. Their  catalogue is on their website www.rapkynsnursery.co.uk
They can supply plants by mail order or for collection or local delivery. E-mail address is rapkynsnursery@hotmail.com.Mobile number: 07771 916933
Cranbrook – Bumbles Plant Centre
Bumbles Plant Centre are offering delivery for orders over £50 and a click and collect service. Check their website for details and order form.  Wide range of  plants,compost and other garden supplies. https://bumbles-plant-centre.co.uk/
Cranbrook – Mrs Anne Gurr
Selling tomato plants by appointment from her stand on Cranbrook/Tenterden road. Payment by bank transfer:  Phone  01580 713843 for details.
Edenbridge – How Green Nursery
How Green Nursery are offering a ‘contact-less’ delivery service.  You simply need to email your order, pay by BACS and they’ll deliver to a dedicated drop-off point.  How Green adhere to strict social distancing measures and hygiene, and have a huge range of plants including perennials, grasses, alpines, shrubs, trees, patio plants and herbs.  https://howgreennursery.co.uk
Headcorn – Bean Place Nursery
Bean Place Nursery are offering  a delivery service within 20 miles of Headcorn for orders over £25.00. Customers are welcome to click and collect via the website. Collections can be made safely from a designated spot at the nursery or we can send them through the post for as long as the post office allows. Customers are welcome to phone for information on 07841484822 or 07779728378.  The nursery are hoping that open days planned for September will go ahead and that they will be able to reschedule the summer ones.  Please check their new Facebook page or go to  www.beanplace.co.uk
Linton – Blooming Green
Blooming Green Flowers are planning a new initiative –   please keep an eye on their website.https://www.bloominggreenflowers.co.uk
Marden – Golden Hill Plants
Golden Hill Plants are taking  orders and payment online for their wide range of plants and shrubs.  They can be delivered or left at the gate on a trolley.  Find details online at http://www.goldenhillplants.com or call Fiona on:01622-833218 if you need advice or help.
Sissinghurst – Iris of Sissinghurst
As the Chelsea Flower Show has been cancelled, we {Iris of Sissinghurst}  have quite a few iris that would have made up the two displays we were staging. The first was for the French Iris grower Cayeux Iris and the second was for the British Iris Society, where we were showcasing American iris celebrating 100 years of the American Iris Society.

Iris of Sissinghurst are still doing mail order and will continue to do so as long as post offices are open.

People can either go online and order iris or phone Sue at the nursery to chat about what we have. The website is https://irisofsissinghurst.com and people will find contact information there.
Staplehurst – Frankie’s Farm Shop & Staplehurst Nurseries
Staplehurst Nurseries, an award-winning  commercial nursery which normally sells through London outlets, now offering plants for sale.  Bulk orders can be delivered (minimum charge applies). http://www.frankiesfarmshop.co.uk/Staplehurst_Farm_Shop/file/nursery.php
Wrotham Heath – Pineview Plants
Pineview Plants are a working nursery, rarely open to the public.  However, you are warmly invited to check their website,  www.pineviewplants.co.uk and send an email with a wish list, or, if you would like a box of suitable plants (12 plants in 1.5ltr pots in a box) for a certain area ie sun or shade for £75 + delivery, free within 5 miles (min order £50), £10 up to 30 miles, and by agreement outside of that. www.pineviewplants.co.uk

Email: info@gardeningfordisabledtrust.org.uk for more information.


Recent GDT events….

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So far in 2020 we’ve enjoyed:

a totally absorbing talk by award-winning landscape gardener Marian Boswall on her garden design projects and the legacy they leave at some of the most famous and prestigious homes in the country. www.marianboswall.com

Photo Credit: Jason Ingram

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