Our Secret Gardens were designed by Sylvia Philips, who together with husband Henry, they spent yeas collecting interesting and unusual pieces to place in hidden away corners for visitors to discover.
The garden is still very much her vision, with different scents and artifacts to stumble on in quirky secret places. When the renovation of the hotel gardens began, only a lawn and a rundown vegetable patch could be found.
Today; Henry, Libby and Denise work hard to maintain the gardens and look after our rescue Donkey – Pegasus, who can be found right at the back of the hotel.
We also have a working herb garden with over 60 different varieties of herbs. These are all used seasonally in our cooking, to dress desserts, or for our guests to garnish their drinks as they wish.
Our vegetable patch and fruit trees keep us well stocked with Beetroot, Potatoes, Beans, Crab Apples, Gooseberries, Blackberries and Raspberries, along with a special Tomato Greenhouse where many interesting and tasty varieties grow!
Visit our Blog to see our work in the gardens, or some of Stuart’s recipes using our own produce.
To find out more about our award winning gardens, click on the link below.
Stuart’s Crab Apple Jelly, made from Crab Apples from our garden, will be appearing in the Game Night menu this year!