Ramside Hall in County Durham has been recognised for its gardens, flower arranging and wildlife preservation after scooping a major award.
The hotel, which is owned and operated by Ramside Estates, is sure to find favour with guests too, as the trend for posting pictures of blooms to Instagram continues to rise.
The Northumbria in Bloom competition awarded the hotel, golf and spa resort with a gold medal in the specials category.
The hotel, which is set in 350 acres of grounds, impressed with its gardens and 85 hanging baskets, as well as its long flower beds, with the judges saying Ramside Hall ‘excelled at all levels’– is renowned for its stunning gardens and hanging baskets,
The judges added that the hotel ‘was to be commended for leaving one area unmanicured – the wildlife and wildflower corner around the pond’.
Ramside Estates cultivates the flowers at its own market garden, based at its sister hotel, Hardwick Hall, at Sedgefield.
John Adamson, managing director of Ramside Estates said: “We work extremely hard to ensure that the hotel surroundings are stunning and so it’s fantastic to see that hard work recognised in this way.”
Adamson also praised Ramside Estates head gardener, Harry Howe. “This award is definitely a testimony to Harry’s dedication,” he said.
“He is outside in all weathers and is completely committed to making sure that our gardens always look exceptional.”