Rockliffe Hall launches its newly restored Walled Kitchen Garden, with organic produce used to service the three award-winning kitchens and restaurants.
Constructed in 2017 and brought back to life in 2022, guests can now experience Rockliffe Hall's blooming and aroma-filled walled garden.
Walk amongst the beds, explore the growing houses, potting shed, and experience a first-hand interaction with Rockliffe Hall’s gardening team as they meticulously prepare organic produce to service the award-winning kitchens and restaurants. The walled garden boasts beds, pathways, a formal yew hedge and a centrepiece seating area providing a tranquil place for visitors to enjoy the open air.
Whilst now open, work will continue throughout the year as the team cultivate and prepare the beds for the delicious seasonal produce. The harvest includes tomatoes, red and white onions, chillies, cucumbers, green beans, garden peas, potatoes, garlic, rhubarb, thyme, bay and many more.
Fruit trees line the east wall, from redcurrants, blackberries and gooseberries to apples, raspberries, and plums. A cut flower section on the west wall adds to the all-important vibrant colour. Outside of the garden walls, guests can embrace feeling part of nature itself in the wildflower meadows, a great location for a peaceful stroll. Feel the calm of being immersed within the great outdoors.
Rockliffe Hall’s chefs look to The Kitchen Gardens for seasonal inspiration for their garden to plate dishes served across the three dining destinations: flagship restaurant The Orangery; the relaxed Clubhouse and the nutritious and tasty Nu Sana, located above the spa. Meanwhile, the bar team gather infusions for their inventive and seasonally changing cocktails.
The Walled Garden will flourish in tandem with the 10 newly positioned beehives on site, which assist with pollination and also enable guests to enjoy Rockliffe Hall honey.
Rockliffe Hall is also pleased to be working with EPICH 'Eco People in Croft and Hurworth' community volunteer group, which looks to improve biodiversity and the surrounding environment.
“This project wouldn’t have been possible without the outstanding work of our estates team who have worked tirelessly throughout the cold and wet winter months to make the development what it is today” commented Phil Mennel, Estates and Gardens Manager. “We’re thrilled to bring this concept to Rockliffe Hall and hope guests get chance to enjoy the gardens on your next visit.”
The gardens will be open from 9am daily, allowing guests to discover Rockliffe Hall’s field to fork concept and ask the knowledgeable team any burning gardening questions.
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