June 7, 2021 - June 8, 2021
GMG visit to Goldstone Hall and Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire
We’re pleased to tell you that we have organised a visit to two magnificent Shropshire gardens on Monday, 7th June (this is a visit postponed from last year).
Goldstone Hall Hotel Gardens, with five acres of immaculately kept grounds and gardens, boasts one of the largest and most productive hotel kitchen gardens in the U.K, supplying the hotel restaurant which celebrates the best of seasonally grown, preserved and locally sourced produce.
Our visit will start at 11am with tea and coffee. John Cushing, cofounder and owner of Goldstone Hall, and head gardener Nick Huxley, will then give us a one-hour guided tour, showcasing the double tiered herbaceous borders, formal rose garden, cutting garden and one-acre productive 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 Philbin, demonstrating the real benefit of the ‘plot to plate’ ethos. This lunch is generously being provided free of charge for Guild members by the hotel.
At 2.15 we will leave for Wollerton Old Hall, about 20 minutes away. Developed by Lesley and John Jenkins since 1984, this four-acre garden is considered to be among the nation’s finest gardens. Wollerton is set around a 16th century house and has developed into an important modern garden in the English Garden tradition, with echoes of the Arts and Crafts style. Our visit will end at about 4.30pm.
This visit has been organised with the help of Julia Roberts, an Associate Member of the GMG who does the PR for Goldstone. Julia says: “If you are considering a story which focuses on provenance, sustainability and management of productive kitchen gardens, Goldstone would be a great choice. Equally there is an abundance of material to base an article around garden design, English country gardens and planting schemes.’’ Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no restrictions on photography and, depending on demand, it may be possible to bring a guest, for a charge of £25. To book your place, please email email@example.com by Friday, 7th May.