The Garden at
Temple Sowerby House Hotel
The hotel stands in two acres of traditional walled gardens divided
into three sections.
The first part, nearest the hotel, is made out to a croquet lawn
surrounded by flower borders. If the weather is fine, the adjoining
Terrace is a very pleasant spot for drinks before dinner.
The second part contains the old greenhouse, which we hope to restore
to its former glory. Languishing there at the moment is an old peach
tree, which begins to flower during the Spring, the fruit being ready
to pick in late Summer. The Greenhouse is now in such a state that I fear the tree will not survive much longer!
The third part beyond the beech hedge is rather a wilderness at
the moment but we are gradually reclaiming it with a fruit cage now erected, together with a patch for cut flowers and squashes.
A herb garden was created in the Summer of 2004 to provide a constant
source of fresh herbs for the Kitchen. Several types of
Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Marjoram, Dill, Roquette and Parsley are grown together with Wormwood, Tarragon and Sweet
The garden walls provide sheltered surroundings for cherries, apples,
pears and blackberries, whilst raspberries are grown in abundance
together with redcurrants, whitecurrants and blueberries.
Lake District hotels with gardens