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Tram Hatch is an historic, Grade II listed Manor House, one of the original eleven Manors in this part of Kent.  It is the home of Alan and Pamela Scrivens who have sympathetically and lovingly not only restored the Manor House over the last 30 plus years but, in addition, they have restored and expanded the beautiful heritage English country gardens into a wonderful combination of formal and natural settings, with beautiful rose gardens, secret hideaways, tumbling planted riverbanks, pergola's and archways, specialist trees, orchards and much more ...

Tram Hatch is a quintessentially English Country House & Garden!

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Tram Hatch Gardens

The Garden

Three acres in size the gardens are quite lovely. Starting from the driveways rhododendrons and specialist trees, with a collection of helleborus and spring flowering bulbs, to the wonderful pergola draped in wisteria leading through to the beautiful and home-designed Rose Garden featuring David Austin English roses all in shades of pink. There really is something special for every budding garden enthusiast to see and enjoy. Click here for more details ... 

Tram Hatch Gardens

Charitable Days

The owners of Tram Hatch have been long supporters of various Charities and regularly open their Gardens to a number of these each year. Providing Garden Tours along with refreshments such as home baked Scones for their Summer Afternoon Teas, they raise money via entrance fees all of which they donate to Charities such as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the National Garden Scheme supporting many of the nursing charities. Click here for more details ...

Tram Hatch Gardens

Learning Experiences

As an added extra to the Garden tours and other events that you can attend, a great bonus is that Visitors are also afforded with an excellent opportunity to pick-up tips and get advice from the owners of Tram Hatch and their gardening team. Whether you need to know more about plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetable gardening, etc., they have a wealth of experience that they are only too pleased to share.  Click here for more details ...

Tram Hatch Gardens

Venue & Events

The beautiful lansdcaped gardens, orchards and lawns make a wonderful setting for any event. This, combined with a bespoke designed function building called 'The Cube', any gathering for any occasion can be accommodated. Whether you want a Party venue, a quiet spot to meditate and practice Yoga, to hold seminars or even, that big Birthday or Anniversary event, Tram Hatch is a perfect setting offering catering or just the space.  Click here for more details ...

TIPS & TREATs

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March 2017 Tips

Now is the time to get plants for free

Both Snowdrops and Aconites can be divided, now they have stopped flowering (assuming yours have). Just dig up a decent clump, divide up by pulling apart, and replant where you would like to see more flowers next year.  Hopefully, your Hostas are just starting to pop through the ground, these can also be divided by digging up a clump and then splitting using a sharp spade and then, replant. Roses should be pruned this month and fed, cut out old, damaged and crossing wood and prune back to an outward facing bud. Dahlia tubers can be started in the greenhouse, potting them up and watering about once a week, wait for them to form new shoots, put on some growth before planting them back in the garden. 

April 2017 Tips

Now is the time to be careful

Due to the vagaries of our weather, be careful not to plant out bedding too soon. frosts can still catch us out, so it could be a costly exercise.  We start our hanging baskets in the greenhouse, to bring them on lining the baskets with moss or conifer collected from the garden.  Then put in compost to half way up, then the first layer of bedding, then top up with compost again and finally, the last layer of plants.  Also add some feed and water retaining gel, then when the fear of frosts is (hopefully) over, bring out into the garden and wait for a glorious home-made display.

Vegetable Garden Tips

Spring 2017 and its time to get going! 

Now is the time to start some of your vegetable seeds off in the greenhouse - tomatoes, cucumbers, leeks, peppers, etc.  Your potato tubers should be chitting ready for planting out in April when the soil starts to warm up.  At this time we cover our Rhubarb rhizomes with large black tubs to encourage early growth, and when you see the new pink Rhubarb you really know that Spring has come!  You can now enjoy the fresh, young tender stalks either roasted or steamed and turned into crumbles, pies or fools. What a treat!

Tasty Catering

Lovely food prepared by Tram Hatch

We can provide a variety of tasty treats for events at the Cube and for Garden openings. We cater for a wide range of food and refreshments for any public or private event using organic vegetables and fruits we typically grow & harvest along with locally sourced meat, poultry and fish.

- Home made cakes with tea & coffee     - Cream teas with fresh strawberries      - Cold & Hot self-serve buffets                  - Traditional Barbecues                              - Vegetarian & other dietary options

Contact Us

LOCATION 
              Tram Hatch, Charing, Kent - TN27 0BN     
01233 713373
info@tramhatch.com

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