Ross, who previously worked as head gardener at nearby Hodnet Hall Gardens, has a long career and experience in horticulture including working for David Austin Roses and Bridgemere Garden World, and is also trustee at Dorothy Clive Garden. Ross is responsible for the management and continued development of our 5-acre award-winning garden including a one-acre productive kitchen garden, with a team of 3, under the stewardship of hotel owner John Cushing.
“I am really excited to have been appointed as Head Gardener. I felt it was time for a new challenge and leapt at the chance to join the team here at Goldstone. With five intensely cultivated acres including a productive garden and Mediterranean herb walk there is tremendous scope here at Goldstone. With a relatively new team taking over the garden, we have a chance to really push the garden forward to develop new areas and enhance what already exists.”
Ross Underwood , Head Gardener
Our 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. Goldstone is an RHS partner garden, a member of the BBC Gardeners’ World 2for1 Scheme, and a member of the Garden Organic Heritage Seed Library Scheme.
“We are delighted to have appointed Ross as Head Gardener here at Goldstone. Following on from our previous head gardener’s legacy, Ross’s experience and depth of knowledge will enable us to build upon and further develop the garden’s potential for an exciting future. Ross will be leading a team of three to enable us to maintain our garden to a high standard for visitors and guests alike.”
John Cushing , Hotel Owner
The Goldstone gardens will be open to non-residents every Monday to Thursday through to 26th October 2023 with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays, NGS open days and also privately booked special event days.
Opening Times: 10am to 5pm on the days with the exception of NGS opening days when they open from 12-5pm. The garden is also open to guests of Goldstone whether they are staying overnight or simply in the restaurant for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. The Goldstone restaurant is open all year round.
Admission to the garden is £7.50 for adults. Hotel and restaurants guests plus children are admitted free of charge.
To enquire about bookings, or any further information, please contact the team on 01630 661202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.