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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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Gardeners Corner 24th July 2020

We found it a novelty, now that the world outside the Gardens is getting back to normal, to share the gardens with the rowing boats and punts on the river. After having the place entirely to ourselves for so many months it was a real shock to hear voices and laughter coming up from the […]

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Gardeners Corner 3rd July 2020

Well, Basil really took the biscuit this week. (Actually it was two slices of homemade banana and walnut loaf). On Monday morning, quite early, whilst we were in the wildflower meadow watering the plants in the new border by the river, foxy came along, went into the shed and pulled our canvas bag from the […]

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Gardeners Blog 25th June 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 25th June 2020 Digging out the new riverside border in the wildflower meadow is now complete (hurrah!) and the cleared area is prepared and ready to have meadow turf laid, although this will be done later in the season, once the hottest weather has passed. It was very satisfying to […]

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Foxy Business

It seems that our resident fox, Basil is becoming more bold and has today snuck into the gardeners shed and stole their cakes! Seems Basil has a sweet tooth.

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This Week in The Garden....12th June 2020

The rain has been very welcome, it saved the parched grass in the Cloister Garth and saved us about 2 hours’ watering time on Monday! The huge old viburnum that has been smothering the oak tree at the side of the wildflower meadow has been tamed. It took both of us a whole morning to […]

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Eastbridge Seal

The Eastbridge Hospital Seal. This is the original female part of a two part seal which would have been filled with hot sealing wax and then compressed in a machine similar to the modern (Victorian!) one we now use but which “cuts” the image of St Thomas onto paper rather than creating a wax impression. […]

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Garden in Bloom

The garden is definitely bloomin’ lovely this time of year.  The flowers are just stunning and our gardeners inform us that the scent is quite amazing.

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Duck Update

Many of you have asked how our ducks are doing and I am pleased to report we still have 6 ducklings who are most definitely getting bigger and spending more time in the water.  We also have moorhen chicks, which are often seen frantically trying to keep up with their parents.  Unlike the ducks, the […]

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