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Groombridge will be celebrating two centuries of Jane Austin's classic of English literature, Pride and Prejudice with the help of performers from Past Pleasures. Costumed appearances will be part of a weekend of literary inspired features that will be taking place in and around the gardens and Enchanted Forest. The 21st and 22nd of September 2013 will see storytelling as well as song and dance.
It comprises Formal Gardens and The Enchanted Wood. The Good Britain Guide's Garden of the Year title is just one of the many awards won by Groombridge Place.
The walled formal gardens were designed in the 17th century by John Evelyn and are still laid out in much the same way today. Created as a series of themed areas or 'rooms' each has its own unique character and feel. The formal area includes; The Chessboard (quite literally), The Knot Garden, The Secret Garden and The Oriental Garden.
The Enchanted Forest is a woodland garden overlooking the house and like The Formal Garden is divided into several distinct areas which include; The Rain Forest, Jurassic Valley and The Wild Wood. The similarities however end there, the Forest has been created as an interactive experience for young people of all ages. The Mystic Pool, Serpent's Lair and Mossy Bottom are just some of the features likely to enchant visitors.
You can even travel to the gardens from Tunbridge Wells on the Spa Valley Steam Railway.
Admission fees are subject to a 50p increase on event days.
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