The largest Japanese garden in Britain is celebrating ten years since it was restored. The seven acres at Kingston Lacy House near Poole in Dorset were created in the early twentieth century. The garden was planted after 'The Great Japan' exhibition in London in 1910. It fell into disuse, but was then brought back to life.
Homes were flooded, trains cancelled and ports closed. But the true cost of last week's tidal surge is only now being understood. Sandwich and Faversham bore the brunt in Kent. In Sussex, roads like the A23 were partially closed for a time and rail services disrupted.
But one property in Sandwich is counting the cost more than most. The secret gardens at Salutation house lie perilously close to the River Stour. It's estimated that £100,000 worth of damage has been done to historic ornamental gardens after they were flooded.
It's a devastating blow to the owners who've spent years restoring them as David Johns reports. He speaks to Head Gardener Steven Edney, and the Gardens' owner Dominic Parker.
A Victorian tourist attraction in Kent which was thought to be lost forever has been rediscovered just as the site was being bulldozed for development. The land owner insists no harm will come to the relics but local enthusiasts are not convinced. David Johns reports.