With features providing a restful sanctuary for guests, the stunning gardens at The Hundred House have always been a huge feature of the hotel – and in September 2013 they beat off all the competition to be declared ‘Best Garden’ in the Late Rooms Best Kept Secret Awards 2013.
Entries were nominated by guests and then judged by Countryfile magazine’s Fergus Collins, who had this to say: “For sheer romance and endless hidden delights, the Hundred House pips its rivals to the prize. The maze gardens full of tumbling roses and shrubs and threaded with water features provide a restful sanctuary – as well as the freshest of vegetables and herbs for the hotel’s restaurant. The gardens are the perfect accompaniment to the charming rooms – each uniquely furnished with antiques.”
Owned and run by the Phillips family, the gardens at Hundred House were designed and planted by the late Sylvia Phillips. Throughout her lifetime, Sylvia (aided and abetted by husband Henry), trawled the country for the artefacts, stones, plants and inspiration for her amazing garden which, quite literally, overflows with unusual roses, trees and herbaceous plants. On winning this latest award, Chloe Wright from the hotel said: “”Winning is a reward for and a reflection of the amazing foresight of Sylvia all those years ago and gives us further inspiration for the future of the garden.”
Find out more about the Hundred House Hotel’s amazing garden here.
Find out more about the Late Rooms Best Kept Secret Awards here.