Howard’s House overlooks green fields and a gin-clear chalk stream, and rests in two acres of beautiful private gardens. These quintessentially English country gardens provide a true showcase for the seasons, carefully cultivated by our garden team to present an artist’s palette of colours, flowers and foliage during every month of the year.
Strolling about these secret gardens, guests will find them to be as traditional, restful and unique as the hotel itself. Our country garden is peppered with traditional, romantic features including an original stone amphitheatre, croquet lawn, a melodic fountain trickling into a fish pond, and several pretty bowers and gazebos, perfect for an evening drink or a private moment.
The large garden terrace surrounds the trickling fountain, and here guests can take in breakfast with the newspapers, a leisurely al fresco lunch, afternoon teas or a candlelit dinner, overlooking the croquet lawn and fields beyond. A smaller, ‘private terrace’ holds one table and is perfect for an intimate meal or private meeting overlooking the gardens and church spire.
A nature-lover’s paradise, you will spot plenty of insects, birds and country garden wildlife in our grounds.
Our skilful garden team work year round to ensure that no matter the season, you are surrounded by a vibrant and striking array of flowers and plants. Our ever-changing display ensures that whenever you visit us, you are sure to spot something new to enjoy.
Our friendly and knowledgable garden team will happily to chat or offer horticultural tips to any gardening enthusiasts!