Wonderful Gardens to Visit
Award winning Alnwick Garden at the helm of the Duchess of Kent's estates lies only seven miles away from the hotel. One of few gardens & stately homes that hint at the colourful and innovative past of the county, Alnwick Garden truly is a wonderland for all to enjoy ...
The gardens and arboretum at Howick Hall really are are a horticulturalist's delight, with the extensive grounds offering a stunning variety of plants throughout the year. This variety was recognised by the BBC Gardener's World Magazine when it named Howick Hall & Gardens as one of the top five coastal gardens in the country. The gardens were also rated by The Independent as one of the best ten gardens to visit during the Spring.
The garden’s year starts with Snowdrop Walks every February before the gardens are carpeted in vibrant yellow daffodils between March and May. Late spring also sees the woodland garden flourish with varieties including camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. The more formal borders and terraces are best seen in June and the bog garden, with its unusual herbaceous plants grown from seed collected in the wild, is at its best in July, August and September. Howick Hall & Gardens is also well worth a visit in Autumn, when the fading leaves produce a spectacular display of colour across the estate.