Goldstone Hall Garden

 They’re the perfect place to unwind morning, noon and night. “Top 10 gardens at a hotel in the UK’ Good Hotel Guide.

Goldstone Hall Gardens are mature and intriguingly designed, including formal and informal planting, encapsulating the essence of a quintessential English garden. Set in 5 acre grounds overlooking the tree-strewn rolling countryside, enjoy one of the U.K.’s most productive hotel kitchen gardens, a walled garden, rose terrace and unique herbal walkways. 

The Goldstone Hall Gardens haven can be enjoyed from March to October annually (and all year round for hotel guests) and includes a diverse and wide variety of flowering plants and trees, chosen for their suitability to climate and soil type, as well as their individual qualities such as fragrance, colour and stature.

From March, visitors can enjoy a walled garden with long, double tiered herbaceous borders, including seasonal perennial planting schemes and a sweeping lawn which leads down to the beginnings of a wildflower garden.

From June, the rose terrace provides a well-protected Summer lunch spot which overlooks the walled garden. The rose bushes are a mix of old varieties which give continuation of flowering through to September.

Summer heralds the bounty of Goldstone’s one acre kitchen garden – one of the largest and most productive hotel kitchen gardens in the U.K – with unique and enchanting herbal walkways which underpins the delivery of a restaurant celebrating the best of seasonally grown, preserved and locally sourced produce.  

Also the later summer cutting garden and short woodland walk are enjoyable elements to the garden.

The gardens were initially conceived by the first owner, Helen Ward, who transformed the wilderness that was into the award-winning garden it is today. The garden is testimony to her fascination of collecting all sorts of seeds and plants and finding just the right spot for them to thrive and grow.

There is no right or wrong way to explore the Goldstone garden; the secret is to assess it according to where the winds prevail.  

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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