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Week Gardeners Blog - 15th January 2021

It was good to get back into the Gardens after a month-long break over Christmas. The hard frosts, high winds and heavy rain don’t seem to have done any damage and everything is looking much as we left it. Some early daffodils are already out in bloom along the Lovelace Wall and many more clumps […]

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Christmas Wreath

One of our very talented Indwellers has made this wonderful wreath for Eastbridge.  All the materials are foraged from the Franciscan Gardens.

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Gardeners Blog 4th December 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 8th December 2020 After all the preparation of the last few weeks a lorry load of plants arrived from the wholesaler and we have been busy planting following designer Sarah Morgan’s plan.   The new entrance courtyard has old roses and honeysuckles to climb and cover the walls and ferns, […]

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Weekly Blog November 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 6th November 2020 The very rainy weather has been a challenge over the past couple of weeks but did provide us with the perfect  conditions to lay wildflower turf along the waterside, extending the meadow area. Timing is everything, as they say, and the landscapers chose exactly the right week […]

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Autumn Day

Crisp air and golden hues officially welcome autumn. The green leaves are starting to turn to beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. The garden is looking lovely this time of year.  The squirrels can be seen early every morning rushing along the wall by the river – clearly they have important and busy days, […]

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Picture Hanging Day

So today is very exciting at Eastbridge, pictures of previous Master’s, Archbishops and wonderful pieces of art are being re-hung.  Its a mammoth task and involves lots of helping hands, but the end result will be wonderful.

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Gardeners Blog - 4th September 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 4th September 2020 There has been an unmistakably autumnal feel in the air over the last few early mornings in the Gardens. Chilly at first until the sun warms up and with a heavy dew on the grass. Last week’s rain has done wonders for the lawns, the grass has […]

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Gardeners Blog - 14th August 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 14th August 2020 The heatwave and very dry weather has taken its toll in the Gardens. The grass areas are parched and many of the established plants (including the meadow) are fading early to save energy and preserve themselves. Being in the garden during our first summer we can see […]

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Reception Desk

For those of you who have visited Eastbridge before, we have been making a few changes ready for when we re-open in 2021.  Our reception desk is now displaying a wonderful old map of Canterbury, which clearly shows Eastbridge.

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Wildlife

The gardens are wonderful this time of year, with not only stunning flowers but all the wildlife.  We are lucky that the moorhens have more chicks – but you need to look very closely

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