We are delighted to announce that we will once again be opening the Goldstone Garden as part of the National Garden Scheme for 2019.
What does this mean for you?
Simply that you can come and visit our garden on selected days at a small cost, with no obligation to dine, and we will donate all the proceeds to the National Garden Scheme’s chosen charities! We have raised over £15,000 for the NGS charities so far!
For those foodies amongst you, our restaurant will be open and you will be able to enjoy afternoon tea, or a cream tea, either on our garden terrace or oak panelled drawing room.
Our head chef Liam and culinary team will be preparing a selection of dainty finger sandwiches, cakes, fancies and scones with clotted cream and local jam. Afternoon Tea does need to be booked in advance
On which days can I visit?
Goldstone Hall Hotel will be open on the following days in support of the National Garden Scheme:
- Wednesday 12th June 2019
- Wednesday 26th June 2019
- Wednesday 10th July 2019
- Tuesday 30th July 2019
- Tuesday 6th August 2019
- Wednesday 14th August 2019
- Wednesday 4th September 2019
Each opening from 14.00 to 17.00 with home-made teas.
Adult £5.00 and children are free.
Tours available for 10+ with an introductory talk and maps.
What can you expect to see in the Garden?
It all depends on which days you come to the garden, but here is our synopsis:
-Double tiered herbaceous borders including: Acctinidia kolomikta etc
-Rose Garden including David Austin Roses
-One acre vegetable garden with raised beds and a plethora of veg
How to find us
Goldstone Hall Hotel is located in a secluded village in the rolling hills of North Shropshire, an hour from Birmingham and Manchester and around twenty minutes from Shrewsbury, the Iron Gorge and Potteries. We are very close to the medieval market town of Market Drayton and also Newport. Postal address: Goldstone Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 2NA.
Under the scheme, admission to the garden will be £5.00. Children are admitted for free.
National Garden Scheme
The National Gardens Scheme is a national charity founded in the 1900s, which gives access to 3,500 private gardens across the UK in support of Key nursing charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Parkinson’s UK, Carers Trust, MS Society and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. They also fund projects which promote gardens and garden as therapy, and in 2017, launched their annual gardens and health week to raise awareness of the topic. Mary Berry is President and HRH The Prince of Wales in patron.
Goldstone Hall Hotel
Goldstone Hall Hotel who were recently recognised in the gardens category as one of the best, alongside nine other prestigious hotels in the Editor’s Awards of the Good Hotels Guide, was described as ‘One of the UK’s largest hotel kitchen gardens’.
The gardens at Goldstone Hall Hotel were initiated by John Cushing’s mother, Helen Ward, who channelled her passion for gardening into transforming the wilderness that was. The garden is now managed by head gardener Nick Huxley and assistant gardener Danny Allman. Nick has been tending to, and managing the garden at Goldstone for over 10 years, and is particularly passionate about Goldstone’s 1 acre kitchen garden.
To visit on any of the national garden scheme days there is no need to book, unless you are a group of 10 or more.
To make an enquiry for a wedding or an event, or for more information, please contact the team on 01630 661202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.