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Ston Easton Park

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Walk the glorious parkland of historic Repton landscape along the quietly cascading River Norr. Garden team diligently work 36 acres of C18 parkland and Victorian Kitchen Garden. Visit late winter/early spring for snowdrops, cyclamen and hellebore, summer brings roses, clematis, herbaceous borders, veg sowing incl some giant veg, autumn for loofah growing and surrounding changing colours. Please obtain your NGS ticket and map at the hotel reception.
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    The garden team diligently work to maintain and develop the 36 acres of 18th century parkland and the Victorian Kitchen Garden. It is here that almost 60% of the hotel’s fresh produce is grown for the hotel. Ston Easton Park has become renowned as the only known hotel in the UK to cultivate and harvest its very own loofahs!
    The parkland at Ston Easton Park is now the only remaining Humphry Repton landscape in Somerset. His ‘Red Book’, a facsimile demonstrating his plans in ‘before’ and ‘after’ stages, illustrated in wonderful watercolours, can be found in the hotel reception, please ask if you would like to view it. Volunteers have recently begun to help restore the land to its former 'after stage' of the planned Repton landscape.This superb Palladian mansion set in one of the West Country's most romantic estates, Ston Easton Park, warmly welcomes visitors to the National Garden Scheme open gardens to pop inside for refreshments or just to enjoy the surroundings.
    Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll along the little known cascading River Norr, or an invigorating walk through the wooded parkland to the old Ice House, there’s a great deal to see and enjoy. During your adventure, you might even be treated to the beautiful sight of the three resident deer roaming the grounds, as well as many other wild animals along the way.
    The beautiful parkland is full of horticultural surprises, perchance spot an unusual plant growing at the side of the river, the leaves are large and palmate and the flowering stem thick with many clusters of pale pink flowers. Identified from a copy of Keble Martin ‘The Concise British Flora in Colour’ plate 46 revealed it is Petasites Hybridus or Butterbur. The leaves grow to two feet across but the flowers only appear, before the leaves, in April. It spreads by deep underground rhizomes so it could become really invasive, however on the river bank at Ston Easton Park, it has room to naturalise and it will be another entry in the Ston Easton Park list of rare and unusual plants.
    It’s such an exciting time in Ston Easton Park gardens with an amazing atmosphere of promise and potential that pervades the park. Maintaining these glorious gardens with careful replanting will ensure delightful vistas for years to come.

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Ston Easton Park- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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Light refreshments available. Booking essential for lunch or full afternoon tea, please phone 01761 241631 to make reservation.

Owner Information

Ston Easton Ltd
http://www.stoneaston.co.uk

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Ston Easton Park
Ston Easton
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Somerset
BA3 4DF

On A37 between Bath & Wells.
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    Entrance to Park through high metal gates set back from main road, A37, in centre of village, opp bus shelter.
Accessibility information

Deep gravel paths, steep slopes, shallow steps.

More about Ston Easton Park

The garden team diligently work to maintain and develop the 36 acres of 18th century parkland and the Victorian Kitchen Garden. It is here that almost 60% of the hotel’s fresh produce is grown for the hotel. Ston Easton Park has become renowned as the only known hotel in the UK to cultivate and harvest its very own loofahs!
The parkland at Ston Easton Park is now the only remaining Humphry Repton landscape in Somerset. His ‘Red Book’, a facsimile demonstrating his plans in ‘before’ and ‘after’ stages, illustrated in wonderful watercolours, can be found in the hotel reception, please ask if you would like to view it. Volunteers have recently begun to help restore the land to its former 'after stage' of the planned Repton landscape.This superb Palladian mansion set in one of the West Country's most romantic estates, Ston Easton Park, warmly welcomes visitors to the National Garden Scheme open gardens to pop inside for refreshments or just to enjoy the surroundings.
Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll along the little known cascading River Norr, or an invigorating walk through the wooded parkland to the old Ice House, there’s a great deal to see and enjoy. During your adventure, you might even be treated to the beautiful sight of the three resident deer roaming the grounds, as well as many other wild animals along the way.
The beautiful parkland is full of horticultural surprises, perchance spot an unusual plant growing at the side of the river, the leaves are large and palmate and the flowering stem thick with many clusters of pale pink flowers. Identified from a copy of Keble Martin ‘The Concise British Flora in Colour’ plate 46 revealed it is Petasites Hybridus or Butterbur. The leaves grow to two feet across but the flowers only appear, before the leaves, in April. It spreads by deep underground rhizomes so it could become really invasive, however on the river bank at Ston Easton Park, it has room to naturalise and it will be another entry in the Ston Easton Park list of rare and unusual plants.
It’s such an exciting time in Ston Easton Park gardens with an amazing atmosphere of promise and potential that pervades the park. Maintaining these glorious gardens with careful replanting will ensure delightful vistas for years to come.

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