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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society












Visit to Mount Ephraim Gardens and Provender House, near Faversham, 23 May 2019



On our trip we visited Mount Ephraim Gardens which comprise 10 acres of spectacular gardens in an estate of about 800 acres and include terraces of roses, a small lake, Japanese rock and water gardens, a maze and arboretum.  We walked around the gardens which were very well planted and beautifully kept by the two full time gardeners.  Following lunch in the tea room in the house or on the terrace we went on to Provender House (picture bottom right) which is owned by Princess Olga Romanoff.  We were given a very entertaining guided tour by Olga and her friend which included the history of the lovely house, which dates from the Fourteenth Century, together with the history of the Romanoff family following their occupation of the house.  An enjoyable day which was made even better by the fine weather.


Margaret Fitch









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