A new look for Kent's Border

Building work in progress at Kent's Border in Coleton Fishacre garden

Rejuvenating Kent's Border

Named after Mr Kent, the site foreman when the house was built in the 1920s, Kent’s Border is getting a new look. You’ll find the border at the top of the garden on your way down to the house. Evocative of the Arts and Crafts style, there will be new hedging, topiary, soft planting, and, of course, plenty of colour. Deep plums and purples, bright magentas and the softest pinks will blend with creamy whites and fresh green foliage.

The first flowers are blooming in the rejuvenated Kent's Border
Plants flowering in Kent's Border at Coleton Fishacre


What's happening?

The original stone edging which ties the border in with the house and terraces, has been repaired. Woodland plants are being relocated to the rejuvenated bed beneath the Holm Oaks. Plants that were growing in this border before have been replanted in other parts of the garden. Over the next couple of months, you'll see the border take shape and flourish. Feel free to chat to the team about how the project is progressing, and keep an eye on social media for snapshots of the work and the results. 

The garden team are hard at work on the project to rejuvenate Kent's Border
The garden team hard at work at Coleton Fishacre rejuvenating one of the borders