- Visit The Garden -

Gardening groups, WI’s, flower clubs and horticultural societies are welcome to visit Beacon Hill Cottage garden during June, July, August and September by arrangement. We can offer light lunches and delicious afternoon teas, with a garden tour and a floral art demonstration by award winning designer Mig Kimpton. Our group minimum is 10 people and our maximum is 50 people.

We are happy to provide coffee and biscuits on arrival at £2 per person.

Light Lunch at £12 per person
includes Homemade Quiche or Poached Salmon, with Potato Salad, Green and Tomato salad
Followed by locally grown strawberries and cream

Afternoon Tea and Demonstration at £15 per person

Includes freshly brewed tea or coffee, a selection of cucumber, egg and cress sandwiches, legendary lemon drizzle cake and homemade scones filled with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam.

All drinks and food is served on the front lawn or school, where the tables are laid with china on linen cloths and your food is served directly to you.
Any special dietary requirements must be made at time of booking.
To arrange a visit telephone Mig on 01304 375809 or email mig@migkimpton.com

Here at Beacon Hill Cottage we are creating ‘The Meadow Garden’. Our vision is create a garden full of interest, inspired by Monty Don’s garden at Long Meadow and other famous gardens, such as those at Sissinghurst and the nearby Salutation Garden in Sandwich, we want to create a garden of interest and wonder full of plants. I know it will be a slow process with a lot of digging. My longterm aim is to be able to grow to cut and use what I cut in my design work and in my floral workshops.

Our dahlia bed goes from strength to strength and we constantly adding new varieties. Our first new bed was a white bed full of all sorts of wonderful white plants including lupins, roses, sweet-peas as well as a variety of evergreen shrubs. We have been experimenting with meadow planting and this year we intend to extend this to create a new meadow bed.
Last year’s newest bed was ‘Bed 19’ a bed that will feature hot colours, including some textural grasses. As always it all takes time to establish and grow.

For this year we intend to create more areas for cut flowers and continue our aim to grow more to cut and use.


Come and visit our Meadow Garden here at Beacon Hill Cottage and enjoy a specially prepared homemade lunch or delicious afternoon tea.
Our Beacon Hill Cottage shop will also be open for gifts, treats and floral products.