Hop Gardens at Little Scotney Farm by Anthony Oliver

Hop Gardens at Little Scotney Farm

Early morning at the traditional hop gardens in Kent in January.
“The work goes on”
We sometimes forget that the landscape in the South East of England is shaped by people, through centuries of farming and woodland management. It is all too easy to succumb to the chocolate box view of a historic building sitting in designed parkland, that has been built 'on' the landscape and not part of the holistic entity that is out countryside.