OUT & ABOUT
Behind flint walls in Sandwich, Kent, lie 3.7 acres of stimulating gardens at The Salutation, where head gardener Steve Edney and his team like pushing the boundaries with their bold ideas. This is a good time of year to visit, when the late-season colour is in full swing. The Salutation’s 8th annual Dahlia Festival – featuring 200 types – will take place on 16 and 17 September, 10am5pm, with talks by author Val Bourne and BBC TV’S Frances Tophill, tours and demonstrations. Admission £8, under-18s free (01304 619919; the-salutation.com).