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East Sussex & Kent in Bloom | Springing into Summer

East Sussex & Kent in Bloom | Springing into Summer

Imagine acres of East Sussex parkland filled with heavenly fragrance and colour from thousands of roses or azaleas in early summer. Reaching their peak in June, it’s easy to forget the Spring bluebells that recently covered the acres of Kent woodlands too…. perhaps even matching those Tulip Fields of Holland?

Find more on our visit to the Dutch Bulbs in Spring
For anyone who has ever been…. those Dutch tulip fields in Spring, just wow! All the colours of the rainbow!!! What an experience and worth every one of the 716km to get there during our Scandinavian Summer of 2016. 

But we hadn’t expected to find such an amazing array of Spring/Early Summer colour in and around East Sussex/Kent to rival this.

For those who’d love something a little different for a late Easter / half term holiday…. it’s well worth trying to make the journey to Keukenhof in Holland (see here).  It certainly provided us with a brilliant hour of dotting in and around the small canals/dykes enjoying the dazzling displays of natural colours – from Tulips to Hyacinths, to Daffodils to wild flowers! Before leaving the achingly beautiful seas of colour to see the sand dunes that surround Noordwijk.


For those wanting to travel a shorter distance, East Sussex and Kent are well located to explore some spectacular gardens. For instance, Pashley Manor with it’s own unique Tulip Festival (click here) is within easy touching distance by car/motorhome. Whilst those seeking more variety might head for Great Dixter or Sheffield Park. (see here for more).

But in an area often referred to as the ‘Garden of England’, there’s plenty to discover in the acres of beautiful rolling South Downs or Kent woodlands… much like we found on our ‘Bluebell Hunts’.

But for those that choose to head to this area later in the spring / early summer… you’ll be met with the most amazing array of wild flowers… not to mention wild rambling roses in each hedgerow. Often found near to  30ft tall hedges of abundant, colourful rhododendrons.

Just like you can see here at Borde Hill Gardens – click here

Every campsite should have Something special

Next stop for us sees us head away from the likes of Camber Sands, Birling Gap, the Seven Sisters and Bodiam Castle to head for Ladram Bay on the South West Coast near to Exeter…. let’s just hope the sun keeps shining!!!


so where did we park the bus for the night?

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Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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