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The seven acre Great Comp Garden in Kent is a real plants persons’ delight. The Garden hosts regular events throughout the year, including an innovative Hens & Gardens Show in June.
Hens & Gardens, Kent’s premier celebration of hen-keeping and smallholding will be held on Saturday 16 June and will set out to show that for many, hens are as important as plants!
William Dyson, curator at Great Comp, near Sevenoaks, is a breeder of pure and rare-breed poultry and is particularly interested in promoting the old utility breeds.
He says: “The rare breeds provide you with productivity as well as beauty, and keeping good producers is why many people embrace the idea of smallholding in the first instance!
“I was struck by the idea that there wasn’t really an event that celebrated both the hen and the garden, so decided to create it here in our seven-acre haven at Great Comp Garden.” Advice will be offered at the annual event by Una McFarlane, a veterinarian who has a special interest in poultry medicine. Telegraph columnist Francine Raymond will also be giving a talk and presentation on hen-keeping in the home garden and will be selling signed copies of her new book The Garden Farmer.
To enter this competition see the June issue of Your Chickens.
Further information: visit greatcompgarden.co.uk