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Autumn 2021

It will soon be that time of the year when the trees turn a vibrant shade of red, and the crunch of leaves on the ground are a welcome sound during those shorter days.

Yes, over the next few weeks the autumn leaf will decorate the beautiful Kentish countryside and a range of autumnal flowers will soon make an appearance. Summer may be long gone, but now is the perfect time to wrap up in a blanket scarf and peruse some of our favourite gardens and grounds.

10th September 2021 Read the full post

Lovely Scotney Castle & Garden events this Autumn

A mere 15 minutes from Little Dodges by car, Scotney have many events in their Autumn Calendar.

An Autumn garden photography course on 12 October followed by a Walled garden dahlia lifting course on the 16th and then a propagation from hardwood cuttings instructional course on Wednesday 30th October.

For children a Halloween Trail on 19th October and a further 15 other dates are available.

Check out the website for more information.

3rd October 2019 Read the full post

On our doorstep!

Just out for a walk today and couldn’t resist taking a photo of this delightful little gate house with stunning wisteria and sprawling rose. The Garden of England is here!


25th May 2019 Read the full post

Hush Heath Winery Open Weekend 26 & 27 May

Coming up this weekend Winery Tours and tastings to launch the start of English Wine week.

Tickets are FREE.  Visit to Book your Place!

20th May 2019 Read the full post

Bedgebury Pinetum, Canterbury, Hole Park Garden & Hever Castle


Zog Trail at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Outdoor Event / Activities


Head out on an exciting forest journey at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest with Zog and his friends!
Follow the trail through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and…

11 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019 Open 09:30 – 16:00
  • Curious About Canterbury

    Curious About Canterbury


    Sun Street, Canterbury

    Have fun discovering Canterbury with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Canterbury? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather?

    11 Jan 2019to23 Mar 2019Open 10:00 – 16:00
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 – 18:00
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 – 16:00
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at Hever Castle

    Special Events


    Show your mum just how much you love her with a wonderful family day out on Mother’s Day Weekend. The historic Castle and stunning gardens are the perfect place to say thank you and enjoy a family day out over the weekend of 30 and 31 March.

    30 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019 Open 10:30 – 16:30

  • Hole Park Gardens

    Hole Park Gardens


    Nr Cranbrook

    Delightful private gardens in a beautiful parkland setting reflecting four generations and over 100 years of the Barham family’s ownership. Renowned for yew topiary they feature formal, walled, meadow and woodland gardens.

    30 Mar 2019 to 8 June 2019 Open 11:00 – 06:00
    12 June 2019 to 13 June 2019


22nd March 2019 Read the full post

Spring at Little Dodges

Our beautiful silver birch tree and the daffodils outside Little Dodges.

28th February 2019 Read the full post

Trees in our hamlet


Overlooking Curtisden Green and down into the valley on a cold and misty day.

26th January 2019 Read the full post

Happy New Year

To all of you who have stayed or may stay, we wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019!



31st December 2018 Read the full post

Bodiam Castle Guided moat walk 26 March – 28 October 2018

Bodiam Castle – Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 26 March to 28 October 2018, 12.15 & 2.15pm

Bodiam Castle are hosting a guided tour around their grounds which takes place  at 12.15 and 2.15 pm on most days. They show you the mill pond and the World War 11 pillbox and hidden secrets with their informative guide lasting around 35-45 minutes.  Walking is mainly on paths which can be uneven and wet dependant on the weather.

(Check their website for information)

8th March 2018 Read the full post

Battle of Britain Memorial, Dover

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust extends a warm welcome to those who wish to show their respects to the heroes of the Battle of Britain by visiting this unique site of pilgrimage.

The National Memorial to the Few is a peaceful space, ideal for quiet reflection, atop the famous White Cliffs and offering superb views across the Channel to France.  The central statue of a lone pilot is complemented by the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, two replica aircraft and other items of interest.

The Memorial is free to visit and open throughout the year to those on foot. There is a small parking charge to help offset the costs of running the site, which are estimated at around £100,000 a year, a charge to enter The Scramble Experience, which is open from 10am and closes between at 4pm in the winter and 5pm in the summer.

See more on the website

4th February 2018 Read the full post
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