Dorset boutique hotel, The Green House Hotel, has unveiled its new eco-garden and terrace to further cement its commitment to sustainability.
The new space, which has been launched in partnership with Dorset-distilled Black Cow Vodka, is said to be the first of its kind in the region.
Garden designer, Kate Elysee, was given the brief to make sure the space was suitable for weddings, regular guests and wildlife.
Elysee commented: “I have been designing gardens for 18 years and this is my first eco-project, so it’s been very interesting for me.
“The challenge was to tie the garden together using sympathetic planting to compliment the hotel, its surroundings, and the social elements that they wanted to have, bringing this area up to date.
“Every element needed to be as eco-friendly as possible, under the hotel’s ethos which included using organic soil, local planting, reusing materials on site already, sourcing other materials as locally as possible and the and the garden itself also needed to work in three ways, a romantic setting for couples, a landscaped outdoor eating area, as well as a haven for wildlife.”
The Green House Hotel will be welcoming visitors and offering tours to highlight the eco-ethos behind the garden design.
Opening in 2010, the luxury hotel boasts 32 bedrooms, a bar and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant. In 2017, the Green House was voted Best Green Hotel by Conde Nast.
General manager, Olivia O’Sullivan, said: “The garden is a really important space for so many reasons. It is an extension of the hotel enabling guests to enjoy a meal or drink in the sunshine and proving couples with beautiful outdoor space for weddings.”