About the garden
Goldstone Hall Gardens are mature, immaculate and intriguingly designed, including formal and informal planting, encapsulating the essence of a quintessential English garden. Set in 2ha (5 acre) grounds overlooking the tree-strewn, patchwork fields of the North Shropshire countryside in the lee of Goldstone Hill – known locally as the ‘Golden Garden Triangle’ – there is also a Georgian Manor House with restaurant and 12 comfortable bedrooms.
Visitors can enjoy one of the UK’s most beautiful and productive Hotel Kitchen Gardens with unique and enchanting herbal walkways, sheltered by copper beech hedge planting and boasting more than 100 cultivars of herbs. There are also cultivars of fruits such as espalier-trained apples and pears, vegetables and spices which are trialled for their suitability to the Goldstone climate, plus nearby vibrant cutting flower borders.
The gardens have been landscaped and cultivated around the great vistas and designed sensitively, to encourage biodiversity suitable to the distinctive ‘Goldstone series’ soil. The Goldstone haven attracts many pollinators and includes a diverse and wide variety of flowering plants and trees that have been chosen to complement the terroir as well as their individual qualities such as fragrance, colour and stature.
Visitors can enjoy a Walled Garden with floriferous doubled tiered herbaceous borders including plants such as Actinidia kolomikta, Epilobium angustifolium var. album, Phormium tenax, sedums, alliums, clematis and a bushy line of ballerina roses. There is also a romantic Rose Terrace overlooking the Walled Garden with a mix of varieties that continue to flower from May to November including Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue', Rosa 'Tickled Pink', Rosa ‘Iceberg’ and Rosa ‘Silver Wedding’.
The garden has also been designed for relaxation and enjoyment, making it the perfect setting for admiring the well-thought-out planting after a seasonally inspired lunch or followed by a delicious afternoon tea.