Am straying from gardening for a moment. As there has been so much in the press about the sale of this ancient and historic estate and the sad reasons for its sale. I had the privilege of growing up on Windhill Farm which was part of the estate . Lets hope the new buyer of this wonderful old estate does it proud. Thought I'd put up a couple of photos as I knew it so well as a child and they will probably be the last I ever take.
Who knows? It might have been wandering alone in the gardens at Shakenhurst aged 10 that gave me my interest in gardening!