The Garden at The Newt, Somerset πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Staying at the Newt hotel (more pics on my previous post) allows you access to this wonderful garden out-of-hours, however if you can’t stay, it’s worth a visit in its own right.

I’m not a keen gardener but here there is something for everyone; aΒ cider press, shop, bakery, butcher and cafe are all on site. It’s basically the beating heart of The Newt Hotel.

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The garden is dedicated to the humble apple (this is Somerset after all).

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Here you can have cider tastings and a tour of the press. It’s certainly a novelty and as with everything at The Newt, the architecture is beautiful and considered.

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The garden itself is already coming into its own despite only opening this Summer:

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I particularly loved the beautiful grasses, greenhouse, cottage garden and striking glass-fronted cafe.

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The scale of the garden and the work that has gone into it, is incredible.

The elements of fun and playfulness (which I won’t reveal here) are so surprising and will delight anyone aged 0 to 100.

They also have a teaching space/kitchen and an area where they grow their own mushrooms. Next time I’ll definitely pick up some local produce from the butcher:

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It’s so uplifting and inspiring to go somewhere that celebrates produce that is both local and seasonal in such beautiful surroundings.

I will definitely be returning.

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(For entry fees, opening times etc. click here.)

 

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