In harmony with creation
Holland House has three acres of beautiful well maintained gardens sloping down to the River Avon. With many quiet spaces and private spots for relaxation and reflection there is much of interest to be found in the garden which is naturally divided between formal and natural areas. Paths lead down to the riverside and the landing stage for the Holland House rowing boat.
Formal areas of the garden include well maintained lawns, one of which is often used for croquet during the summer months and deep colourful borders. A recently redesigned rose garden can be found behind a yew hedge and just outside the reception entrance there is a sunken garden which is reputed to have been designed by Edwin Lutyens the famous landscape designer.
Our garden is home to many interesting species of plants and animals, including a descendant of the pre-historic Ginkgo tree and Wollemi Pine. There is also a mature Walnut tree and Atlantic and Lebanon cedars. Down by the river you may spot Kingfishers or the white-legged Damselfly (platycnemis pennipes). You may hear the Green or Greater Spotted Woodpeckers and in the evening you may hear Tawny Owls.
Dr Paul Smith, Professor of Botany, completed a natural history of our gardens and said that ‘such houses have a vital role to play in the future conservation of wildlife’. At Holland House we take this responsibility seriously.
We have our own large kitchen garden which is situated behind the greenhouse which you are welcome to explore. We grow a variety of vegetables and soft fruit, including fresh figs, raspberries and blackcurrants which we use to supply our kitchen.
Holland House, Main Street, Cropthorne, Pershore WR10 3NB – 01386 860330 - email@example.com
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