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The gardens at Chartwell are bursting with life with so much to discover. Check out our new webpages showing off all the different areas, as well as all of the hard work our teams put in to keep them looking stunning throughout the year >
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 18
Have you visited our exhibition: A History of Winston Churchill in 50 Objects yet? Focusing on his extraordinary life, we've brought together a fascinating collection of Churchill's own possessions to help us tell his story >
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 17
This may look like we're measuring the temperature of dirt - and we are, or compost anyway, crucially now hitting over 60°C. Thanks to hard work from our teams in turning and managing our compost, this kills off the weeds and pathogens making it sterile, clean and useable.
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OrthoptiK Aug 17
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 16
Under today's rain and yesterday's sun, the apples out in our orchard here at Chartwell are already near bursting with goodness! Come back in the autumn, when we'll be selling the apple juice from the orchard in our shop.
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 15
Blue waters under blue skies. We cannot think of a better place to spend some time than around the estate and gardens of Chartwell for ©National Trust/Chris Jonas
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 15
14:40 - We have now sold out of house tickets for today, but our gardens, cafe, shop and studio are all open as normal.
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 15
Replying to @ChartwellNT
15/08/2019: 13:25 - Our carpark has now fully re-opened
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 15
15/08/2019: 11:50 - Due to a busy spell we have had to temporarily close our carpark. We aim to reopen as soon as we can. Apologies for any inconvenience caused >
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 14
The flowers in the cut-flower beds in the Walled Garden here at Chartwell are bursting with colour after all of this week's rain! Beauty enough to brighten even a grey day like today.
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Gail Fairlamb Aug 8
Churchill’s sunflowers
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National Trust Aug 13
From plot to plate, see sustainable and seasonable produce growing in our top kitchen gardens this summer:
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 13
in 1704, the Duke of Marlborough - an ancestor of Churchill - helped win the Battle of Blenheim against the french. Churchill’s nephew, Johnny Spencer Churchill painted a mural of the Battle of Blenheim in the Chartwell Marlborough Pavilion, named as such in dedication.
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 12
Since he was a young man, Sir Winston Churchill had a fascination with butterflies. This lovely peacock butterfly enjoying the Inula glandulosa in the garden is just a small sign of the continuing history that butterflies have had at Chartwell >
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 11
A huge thank you goes out to garden volunteers Julie and Lyn this week who have been our cut flower heroes. These beautiful flowers - and many others - were carefully selected and collected ready for display in the house from our cut flower beds
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 11
Replying to @rmlangworth
Well spotted! We shall get the web article changed over.
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 10
This quintessentially English part of Chartwell - Lady Clementine's Rose Garden - is bursting with colour and fragrance at this time of year. But did you know the fascinating history behind its design and upkeep? >
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 10
Good morning all, just a quick update to let you know we aim to be open as usual today here at Chartwell. It is still very windy, however, so if you are visiting us please remember to take extra care when out exploring the estate.
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 9
Did you know as well as filling his home with shelves upon shelves of books throughout his home, Churchill himself authored over 40 books during his lifetime? A definite one for !
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Chartwell, Kent Aug 8
It's and the purrfect time to celebrate a fur-miliar face around Chartwell - Jock! It was Churchill's wish that there would always be a marmalade cat named Jock living here and over 50 years later there still is, all the way from Jock I pictured here 🐱
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