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Kent

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Kent

About this county

Kent is located in southeast England, and is another of the home counties, famous for its White Cliffs of Dover. The county has historic significance: the county town, Maidstone, was one of the first areas settled by Germanic tribes following the departure of the Romans, and the county is also home to the oldest cathedral in England, Canterbury Cathedral. 

Kent is an agricultural region, known as “The Garden of England”, due to its ability to produce hops and a broad range of fruit. It is also a rural area with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which make up 28% of the area: the North Downs and The High Weald. The geology in the region is mixed: Dartford, Gravesend, the Medway towns, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Canterbury, Deal, and Dover are built on chalk; Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Ashford, and Folkestone are built on greensand; Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells are built on sandstone. The coastline in Kent changes continuously due to tectonic shifts. For example, the Isle of Thanet was an island until around the 10th century, and due to chalk deposits is now a peninsula. 

As one of the warmest parts of Britain, Kent offers sustainable propagation for gardens and lawns. Highs have been increasing in recent years, with rainfall at its lowest over the summer. As such, gardeners should be vigilant in watering their gardens and lawns during the summer. 

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