The Times has named their best recommendations for hotels with well-cultivated gardens that aren’t only there to look good but are also used as ingredients for the restaurant’s menus, with horticulture and nature hot subjects at the moment.
These lovely gardens are well worth a visit for anyone who would rather experience nature than get messy in the garden. The best part is that three northern hotels made the top 20 list, including two in Yorkshire and one in Cumbria.
Askham Hall in Cumbria made it into The Times’ top 4 hotels with gardens, coming in 4th place. The hotel has a Michelin-starred menu at Allium that changes with the seasons. The chef gets inspiration from the estate’s gardens, nearby farms, and woodland.
The Times were impressed with the hotel’s grade II listed gardens are a 12-acre bouquet of charming and very English formal and informal areas, with views of the River Lowther, including a 230ft double herbaceous border, terraces, topiary, ponds, forest, and meadows.
B&B doubles start from £135, you can find more information here.
Raithwaite Sandsend Hotel
A collaboration between the owners of Raithwaite Sandsend resort outside Whitby and Sapling Spirits who planted a tree for every bottle sold.
They developed a forest garden with 1,000 fruit trees, nut trees, berry and currant bushes, beans, flowers, globe artichokes, herbs and spices, all of which are used by the culinary and bar teams. to make one-of-a-kind drinks and foods
The 100-acre estate also includes heritage gardens, a pagoda, a lake, and panoramic views of the North Sea, where you might see dolphins, whales, and porpoises frolicking.
B&B doubles start from £187, you can find out more information here.
The Pipe and Glass
Found in the East Yorkshire village of South Dalton on the Dalton Estate, The Pipe and Glass is a Michelin star restaurant and also has five bedrooms and a great pub.
Owners James and Kate MacKenzie’s fairy tale outdoor eating settings, which they have been constructing for eight years, were praised by The Times. It contains larch bark sculptures, concealed arbours, and culinary gardens, including a living herb wall.
Because the garden is both functional and beautiful, every ornamental vegetable and shrub is edible, including the fragrant rose bushes, whose petals are used in desserts.
Double rooms start from £200, find out more information here.