Ten of the best UK hotels with gardens


Book into a room with a floral view

Askham Hall, Askham, Cumbria

Historic Grade II listed gardens of terraces, topiary and lawns surround Charles and Juno Lowther’s family home, a pele tower cum Elizabethan manor cum hotel on the fringes of the Lake District national park. A 240ft double herbaceous border is bright with unusual flora. There are woodlands and views of the River Lowther, ponds, meadows, garden visits, plant sales, the Kitchen Garden Café with outdoor pizza oven, and fresh produce for the hotel table (01931 712350, doubles £150-£250, askhamhall.co.uk).


Askham Hall

Barnsley House, Barnsley, Gloucestershire

Barnsley House, Barnsley, Gloucestershire

Four acres of gardens, laid out from the 1950s by the late Rosemary Verey, surround the former home of that doyenne of English country-house garden style. The brilliant patchwork includes a knot garden, laburnum walk, topiary, statuary, and an ornamental fruit and vegetable garden (inspired by that at the Château de Villandry on the Loire), which supplies the Potager Restaurant at this luxury hotel. Rosemary’s husband, architectural historian David Verey, brought the ‘temple’ from nearby Fairford Park. (01285 740000, doubles £200-£400,


Barnsley House

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