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Fresh or Dried Hops? Which is best?

On Castle Farm, we have been growing hops for over 250 years... so you could say we are experts! But are Fresh Hop Bines or Dried Hop Bines right for you? Take a read...

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Lavender Wreath Workshops Announced

Bookings now open for our 2019 summer Lavender Heart Wreath Workshops - join us in the Castle Farm Lavender Fields to hand made your own pretty decoration.

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Spring decor has landed….

EASTER || Now its April I feel like I can properly start talking about Easter! We have lots of beautiful Easter decor in store… this colourful Spring wreath is one of my favourites! Come and have a browse of our collections…. Easter bunnies, chicken jugs, Spring cards and hanging ornaments. […]

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Fresh Lavender bunches from the Garden of England

Every year we hand cut beautiful, scented fresh Lavender bunches from the fields of our family farm in Kent. Read on to learn how you can care for your fresh Lavender at home.

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Kentish Asparagus recipe inspiration

We now have plenty of delicious local asparagus now in The Hop Shop! Grown locally at a farm down the road, asparagus is a great addition to your Spring Summer dishes.

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Get out in the garden!

If you’re out in the garden now that Spring is just around the corner we have an essential for you – GARDEN HOP TWINE. Super useful ALL around the garden (not just for Hop Plants).. training vegetables and climbing plants too. Every ball of Hop Twine is made from strong durable […]

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The Coffee Cart is back for the Summer

Pick up a take away hot drink when you next visit - barista made, freshly ground coffee or a refreshing cup of tea!

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What to do in our Valley this Easter

At this time of year, our little slice of the Darenth Valley springs to life, with the fields turning green, and pops of yellow rapeseed decorating the view. There is plenty to amuse the kids and the family out and about, so here are a few ideas…. Come and visit us […]

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Flower Forecast – whats hot for 2019?

What are we going to see in florals this year? Here’s the guide! Click the gallery or see below….   ‘LIVING CORAL’ is Pantone colour of the year… so expect to see this reflected in blooms. A burst of energy and positivity! MINIMALISM Think single stems and simple colour. Single […]

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