Hotel celebrates its historic gardens - The Leamington Observer

Hotel celebrates its historic gardens

Leamington Editorial 9th Jun, 2024   0

GREEN-FINGERED staff at a Leamington hotel have been sowing seeds of knowledge about their venue’s historic gardens which have reached a major milestone.

The carefully-curated gardens at Mallory Court Hotel turn 110 years-old this year, after being designed by Percy Morley Hoarder in 1914, who was also the architect of Mallory Court itself.

To mark the milestone, the hotel’s workforce will be unveiling to guests how the garden’s plants branch out across every area of the venue as part of the hotel’s ‘Inspired by our Gardens’ initiative.

The grounds comprise of formal gardens – including the rose garden – alongside a kitchen garden which produces more than 50 varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs that are used in the venue’s seasonal dishes and drinks all year round.




The ten acres of gardens are also home to four bee hives as part of the hotel’s efforts to boost the local bee population, while producing tasty honey for its menus, which guests can sample as part of a beekeeping experience.

General manager Josefine Blomqvist said most of the hotel’s 100-strong workforce had been armed with gardening knowledge relevant to their respective departments – while concierge staff were now also able to provide garden tours so they could wow guests with green trivia.


She added: “As a society we are often guilty of not appreciating the beauty of our surroundings, so we have been working with our staff so that when guests visit us for an overnight stay or stop by for afternoon tea, they can learn more about our picturesque surroundings, as well as our sustainability efforts with home-grown produce.

“Our grounds influence so much of what we do here at Mallory, from growing ingredients that are used in our seasonal dishes through to homegrown chamomile tea given to our guests on turndown.”

 

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