Managing the 36 acres of 18th century parkland is Head Gardener, Steve Hargreaves and Dale Toten. The gardeners are constantly working to maintain the extensive estate, paying particular attention to the Victorian Kitchen Garden which supplies the kitchen with almost 60% of their fresh produce. All of the flower displays throughout the country house in Somerset are created by the hotel’s in-house florist, using freshly-cut flowers from the gardens.
award winning 36 acres of 18th century parkland
The gardens hold a fascinating history with the parkland surrounding the house having been designed by the famous 18th Century landscape architect, Humphry Repton. Ston Easton Park is the only remaining Repton landscape in Somerset and the Repton 'Red Book', a facsimile documenting his 'before' and 'after' plans illustrated in wonderful watercolours, is available at the hotel for guests to read.
Grab a map from reception and take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the cascading River Norr or go on the hunt for the old Ice House whilst keeping watch for the three resident deer.
The gardens hold a facinating history
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for details of forthcoming Garden Tours and Workshops and make a note in your diary of the Annual Loofah Harvest Event – we’re the only known hotel in the UK to harvest our very own loofahs!
Dale and Steve also post some handy gardening tips on our hotel newsfeed.
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