Warner Leisure have built up a sensational collection of country house hotels. The 16th century Holme Lacy House in the distinctly rural county of Herefordshire is one of their finest. The gardens are spread over 20 acres and mostly defined by the faithful recreation of a very formal period of garden design, very precisely laid out with only perhaps a little relaxation over the yew hedge where the gardeners seem to have over-imbibed on cider. Grade 11 listing for the gardens is added to Grade1 for the house itself.

 

From what I remember, this walled garden was newly planted for 2011. We are due to revisit the house in the spring. It will be interesting to see how much progress has been made.

 

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