Holme Lacy House Hotel Alvaston Hall Hotel Littlecote House Hotel Cricket St. Thomas Hotel Bembridge Coast Hotel Norton Grange Coastal Village Nidd Hall Hotel Thoresby Hall Hotel Corton Coastal Village Gunton Hall Coastal Village Lakeside Coastal Village Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel 9 Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel 8 4 7 5 6 2 2 3 3 1 1 10 We’re as pleased as punch that 12 out of 13 of our hotels now have award-winning gardens (Littlecote, sadly, didn’t fit into a category). In 2017, they were all silver gilt or gold winners in Britain in Bloom’s prestigious UK-wide competition. Not only do Warner’s gardening teams work incredibly hard to offer you seasonal colour (and they’re always happy to give you a tour) they’ll also point you towards a bumper crop of beautiful gardens in the neighbourhood. Why not take a trip out while you’re with us and see how gorgeous they are for yourself? BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS Littlecote House Hotel: Avebury Manor and Garden Cricket St. Thomas Hotel: Forde Abbey and Gardens Holme Lacy House Hotel: Shipley Gardens Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel: Bodnant Garden Nidd Hall Hotel: Ripley Castle and Gardens Thoresby Hall Hotel: Clumber Park 1 Gunton Hall Coastal Village/Corton Coastal Village: Somerleyton Hall and Gardens The Grade II-listed hall is a fine private house and home to ornate gardens. Around the 12 acres you’ll come across a yew maze and sunken and walled gardens, with flowering shrubs and trees offering seasonal colour. Alvaston Hall Hotel: Bridgemere Garden World One of the UK’s largest garden centres, you’ll find a huge number of plants across the 50-acre plot here. It’s more than just a business though – there are six acres of glorious display gardens which are free to wander around. 4 Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel/ Lakeside Coastal Village: Staunton Country Park This landscaped parkland is beautiful for a quiet stroll with something new – an ornamental lake, follies and a maze – at each turn. The walled garden has been restored to its former Victorian splendour and now bursts with floral displays. 3 Norton Grange Coastal Village/ Bembridge Coast Hotel: Ventnor Botanic Garden The Isle of Wight’s mild climate works wonders for the rare and subtropical plants and trees taking root here. If you can take your eyes off the exotic flora, be sure to check out the Australian terraces and Japanese garden. 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES Sue-Marie Roberts is head of grounds and maintenance at Bodelwyddan Castle. Green-fingered since a tot, what she doesn’t know about gardening probably isn’t worth knowing at all. Check out her tips on what you ought to be doing this spring to get your little plot of land shipshape: • If you remembered to collect and keep all your leaves in a bin liner over the winter, now’s the time to get out the leaf mould that’s been produced. It’s a fantastic soil conditioner to give plants an extra boost. • Remember to wash and disinfect your pots before reusing them, just to be sure to get rid of any plant diseases. • Aerate lawns with a garden fork to create drainage. Worms also need the air to do their job properly. • Rake off any worm casts and keep hold of them, ready to add as fertiliser when you’re potting up seeds. Somerleyton Hall Ventnor Botanic Garden Forde Abbey and Gardens Find out more warnerhotels.co.uk/gardens GO ONLINE FOR MORE More news, more stories, latest updates warnerhotels.co.uk Reasons to visit Warner Price Guide | 15