Here at Warner, we pride ourselves on our glorious gardens created by our Grounds Team. On a recent site visit to Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight, our Brand Manager, Duncan discovered a lovely water feature created by our Grounds Team.
After clearing out previously discarded equipment piled up ‘behind the scenes’ at the hotel, the team put together a fun little self-watering feature.
Over time the foliage will fill in and uplighting will be added which will again, be recycled to create that element of theatre that we love!
Our hotels are located in picturesque settings and offer a range of different views. From Littlecote’s 113 acres of landscaped gardens and rolling parklands to Bembridge’s Spanish Gardens, our manicured gardens are special and we think a real delight, especially now we are in the throes of the (slightly unpredictable) British Summer.
Even though it’s within walking distance of the beach, Gunton Hall is surrounded by 55 acres of woodland, gardens, a picturesque lake and pitch and putt course, great for the armature golfers out there!
Or if leisurely immersing yourself in beautiful courtyards, where you’ll find craft shops, the Military Museum and a garden centre conveniently set in the grounds, Thoresby Hall may be perfect for you.
Fancy exploring further? At Holme Lacy Hotel, our new Garden walks, could see you join a 1/2 mile amble ramble or a 1 mile tricky trail exploring the 160 acres of gardens. We also have our ‘Walk a Mile with Warner’ each morning which is sure to boost your appetite in time for lunch.
The Grotto Garden at Bodelwyddan Castle is also not one to miss. Built around 20 years ago by a previous Head Gardener. It is a Japanese Style garden with a small interesting Grotto that you can walk through with a little waterfall flowing over the top into the pond area. The garden includes a couple of small bridges and some interesting planting. The garden was re-designed a few years ago by Chelsea flower show winner Kate Gould, but was actually planted by our gardening team at Cricket St Thomas.
Please see below for the awards that our glorious gardens have won:
- Nidd Hall – Yorkshire Rose Large Hotel Award – Gold and Category Winner and Yorkshire Rose Discretionary Conversation and Wildlife Award
- Alvaston Hall – Won Best Commercial Premises in Wistason in Bloom – Gold Award
- Thoresby Hall – Britain in Bloom Competition Winners – Silver Gilt
- Bembridge Coast – Isle of Wight in Bloom Best Hotel and Accommodation – 2nd Place
We hope you enjoy our gardens as much as we do!
P.S. A real Warner tip – don’t miss the incredible white dear that tend to roam Bodelwyddan Castle’s grounds!