London and the South East

The herbaceous border at Mottistone Gardens

Grand houses, little gems and masses of countryside all across the South East

Places to visit

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The summer borders in full flower

Summer gardens in the South East 

From garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, rambling roses at the world-famous rose garden at Mottisfont in Hampshire to the secret garden charms of the garden at Fenton House in Hampstead, London, you're bound to find a blaze of glorious garden colour at your local National Trust garden in the South East.

Fly a kite

Summer adventures for families in the South East 

Launching a kite, your dad flinging it hopefully in the air then leaping to avoid the double-back and dive. But when the wind took it and the strings tugged and it was flying, actually flying - do you remember the thrill of it as a child?

Such simple pleasures are among the activities you can get stuck into with the kids at our places across the South East this summer.

More summer fun

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Our places

The presenters of BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile Live  

Sup one of our farmers’ locally brewed beers while you coo over a rare breed pig. Let the kids get their hands dirty hunting for bugs as you listen to celebrity debates on country issues. Book your ticket now to celebrate the countryside with us at Countryfile Live this August 4-7.

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