In the most easterly part of Kent you will find the Powell-Cotton Museum, ( a fascinating private collection of 19th century natural history mainly from Africa and Asia ), Quex House and Gardens. The house at Quex is named after its owners in the 1500s who were the Quekes family and who prospered in the wool industry of Kent. My reason for visiting is the historic Victorian Walled Garden which is being restored. It was an unseasonally cold day in July with rain threatening so I was quite pleased to be within the shelter of the lovely red-brick walls surrounding this garden, and to find a couple of glass-houses where I could pop inside.
The first small wooden-framed glass-house was just inside the doorway to the garden and full of lovely terracotta pots and a variety of pretty pelargoniums.
Some of the plants and flowers in the garden have a very tropical look about them.
and colour was everywhere
I headed into the large glasshouse filled with cacti and succulents to get out of a squall.
and loved the different textures and shapes
Pots full of red geraniums make an attractive collection
and a final look at the garden
And if you live in Thanet then maybe you’d like to volunteer in the garden and help bring it back to its former glory. I know I would.