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The Kipling Gardens

The Gardens are a haven of peace and tranquillity where you can sit and enjoy the sun, read and chat, protected from the bustle and noise of traffic by the old flint walls. Children can play safely on the clean lawns for this is the one part of the village where dogs, ball games and cycling are not permitted.

For several years the Kipling Gardens have held the prestigious Green Flag awarded for the best parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The 2010 Report states that, “The standard of horticultural excellence within the garden provides a unique visitor experience.” It goes on to suggest that the Council should, “Consider applying for national, European and international awards for this unique garden.” The judges have particularly praised immaculate state of Kipling Gardens, which are maintained by our very talented and dedicated gardener.

The Gardens also won the award for the Best Small Park in the South & South East in Bloom Competition in 2011 and has won the Gold Award annually since then.

Information Boards with a plan of the Gardens and a short history invite the visitor into the Gardens.Through the brick arches the visitor is tempted to follow the winding brick paths throughout the Gardens where there are many benches where you can sit comfortably.