June 2, 2020 - June 2, 2020
Visit to Goldstone Hall Gardens and Wollerton Old Hall
We are very pleased to say we have arranged a Guild visit on Tuesday June 2 to two wonderful Shropshire gardens.
Goldstone Hall Gardens and Hotel, recently featured in The English Garden magazine, has five acres of beautifully designed and immaculately kept grounds. The one-acre kitchen garden, one of the largest and most productive hotel kitchen gardens in the U.K, supplies the restaurant with seasonally grown, locally-sourced produce.
Head gardener Nick Huxley and John Cushing, owner of Goldstone Hall, will give us a guided tour, taking in the double-tiered herbaceous borders, the formal rose garden, the cutting garden and the kitchen garden, set within the unique sensory herbal walkways.
This will be followed by a seasonally-inspired lunch in the hotel restaurant under the direction of Head Chef, Liam Phillbin, which the owners are generously providing for us. Liam will demonstrate the hotel's ‘plot to plate’ ethos and how the symbiotic relationship between the kitchen and the garden is paramount in delivering a unique, diverse, flavoursome and, where possible, sustainable culinary experience at Goldstone.
Our visit will start at 11am with tea and coffee, followed by a garden tour of around an hour. After lunch we will leave at 2.15 for Wollerton Old Hall, one of the most admired gardens in the country, which is five miles away. Designed and developed by Lesley and John Jenkins since 1984, the four-acre garden is set around a 16th Century Hall. The garden will not be open to the public when we visit, so will enjoy a private guided tour of this magnificent garden. Our visit will end at around 4.30.
This visit is free to GMG members and there are no restrictions on photographs. We expect this trip to be very popular and therefore it will not be possible to bring guests. Places will be allocated at random; to apply, please don’t click Reply but email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 3.
If you are travelling up the day before or staying over to explore the area further, accommodation is available at Goldstone Hall Gardens and Hotel at standard rates. Please call 01630 661 202 or email email@example.com to make a booking. For more information about the hotel, or for any press enquiries, you can contact Guild member Julia Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Goldstone Hall Gardens - photo Joe Wainwright
Wollerton Old Hall - photo Joe Wainwright