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A simple bowl of fresh Kent cherries was what prompted Henry VIII to dub the county the ‘Garden of England’. (Photograph Pippa Palmar)


With its gentle climate, rich soils and bountiful coastal waters, Kent is a land of plenty when it comes to food and drink. apples, cherries, hops; Kent’s food and drink by local author Naomi Dickins will appeal to all those with an interest in the county’s history and its culinary heritage.

Curved floating sideboard

Effortless Elegance

We meet Oliver Manning Press whose unique talent and flair for furniture design is fundamental to creating individual pieces of bespoke furniture of the highest quality, be they fitted or freestanding, he creates items that are functional, elegant and very beautifully made.


Timeless Textiles

Marina Mill is a Kent-based, family business that specialises in designing and producing exclusive furnishing fabrics.

Orlestone Oak

Your Unique Home

They say an Englishman’s home is his castle, and we certainly do take great pride in our properties. A period home is a big investment, and when you’re proud of where you live you undoubtedly want it to look its best.


Sunshine Days

Discover a region in Southern Italy which offers the most tantalizing food, through 75 authentic recipes, cooked with care and attention and using the best ingredients.


Heritage Inspired Wallpapers has a wide range of beautiful wallpapers for every room and style.

Container Gardening

Container gardening is popular because it is a great way to beautify your living space and grow fresh fruits, veggies and herbs for your kitchen.

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Welcome to Summer 2023

Welcome to the sunny summer edition of Conservation News.


Reviving the Past

Jane Elizabeth Architects being situated in the garden of England have much experience with the exciting process of giving new life to the many redundant farm out buildings that exist in the county.


From Mighty Oaks…

Orlestone Oak is a company with its roots deep within the Kentish woodlands from which its founders hail, in the Kent Wealdnear Shadoxhurst.