News & Events

Check here often for the latest news and events that we’re hosting at King John’s Nursery and Gardens. We’ll be posting everything from what’s cooking in the cafe to the next up and coming event, and all else in between. If it’s worth talking about, it’s sure to be here!

The Cranbrook Iron Makers fair

6 July 2019 to 7 July 2019Events

Sat 6th & Sun 7th July, 10am – 5pm

Come & watch demonstrations of traditional & contemporary crafts in the beautiful surroundings of King John's Nursery.

Our talented Makers will have their work for sale and are happy to undertake commissions


Vintage fair 15th June

15 June 2019Events

Our hugely popular vintage fair is back, lots of wonderful stalls in the most idilic of settings. A perfect pick me up for those that like a mooch, a bargain or something special.

10am - 4pm

Free entry

Mothers day - a tea fit for a queen

31 March 2019Events

Our very popular Mothers day feast is coming back for the weekend of the 31st March. A platter of sandwiches, cakes scones and copious amounts of tea in the beautiful setting of King John's cafe.

Booking essential, please email

National Gardens scheme 24th March

24 March 2019Events

The gardens at King John's will be open to support the wonderful charities of the NGS. With a beautiful spring garden, nursery plants, tea, cake and lunches its a lovely way to spend a spring day.

A few favourite ferns

5 October 2015 • All About Plants

Woodwardia unigemmata ‘jewelled chain fern’

This is a truly magnificent fern from Eastern Asia, which I love for various reasons.