Ten of the best UK hotels with gardens

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Askham Hall, Askham, Cumbria

Historic Grade II listed gardens of terraces, topiary and lawns surround Charles and Juno Lowthers family home, a pele tower cum Elizabethan manor cum hotel on the fringes of the Lake District national park. A 240ft double herbaceous border is bright with unusual flora. There are woodlands and views of the River Lowther, ponds, meadows, garden visits, plant sales, the Kitchen Garden Caf with outdoor pizza oven, and fresh produce for the hotel table (01931 712350, doubles 150-250, askhamhall.co.uk).

Askham Hall

Barnsley House, Barnsley, Gloucestershire

Barnsley House, Barnsley, Gloucestershire

Four acres of gardens, laid out from the 1950s by the late Rosemary Verey, surround the former home of that doyenne of English country-house garden style. The brilliant patchwork includes a knot garden, laburnum walk, topiary, statuary, and an ornamental fruit and vegetable garden (inspired by that at the Chteau de Villandry on the Loire), which supplies the Potager Restaurant at this luxury hotel. Rosemarys husband, architectural historian David Verey, brought the temple from nearby Fairford Park. (01285 740000, doubles 200-400,

Barnsley House

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