Beware of lingering under the mistletoe at Ightham Mote at this time of year - our gardeners have been hard at work with the mistletoe harvest but plenty remains in the garden and on our estate. Did you know that mistletoe folklore suggests that each time a kiss takes place under a sprig of mistletoe a berry should be removed? This should continue until all berries have gone and thereafter no further kisses should be taken beneath the sprig.
Looking after the garden at Ightham Mote
Ever wondered how much work it takes to maintain Ightham Mote’s garden? As we carry out our work, we're going to update you with some of our highlights, as well as some tips and tricks.
17 Dec 17
Don't stand under the mistletoe
30 Nov 17
Take a leaf out of our book
Autumn is a beautiful season in the garden, with many perennials, shrubs and trees providing stunning colour. But once the leaves have fallen, our gardeners are hard at work clearing them before they smother the grass or cover the pathways.
08 Nov 17
Gardeners' question time
Our gardeners are hard at work at all times of the year, but they love to take time out to talk to our visitors about the garden or their work. Here, gardener Jonathan is doing just that...