The Goldstone garden’s foundations are due to the vision and drive of one woman – Helen Ward. Initially conceived by Helen, she transformed the wilderness that was into the award-winning garden it is today. The garden is testimony to her passion and fascination of collecting all sorts of seeds and plants and finding just the right spot for them to thrive and grow.
Latterly she toured, in her golf buggy, the grounds several times a day and knew every square inch of the garden.
It is a passion she passed to her son John Cushing. Not only is he fascinated with the unusual crops we can grow in our vegetable garden but also always considering how guests can enjoy more and more of our 5 acre plot.
Nick Huxley, Head Gardener for over 10 years and who came to us from the award winning Wollerton Old Hall Garden, turned the Goldstone’s kitchen garden into the extensive plot it now is.
The gardens have been designed for pollination, cultivation, relaxation, enjoyment and are the perfect setting for admiring the well thought out planting followed by afternoon tea, a game of croquet or perhaps a special celebration.