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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 great­comp­gar­

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