In Our Gardens

Bug Hotel

Bug Hotel

Bug Hotel

  • Accommodating Nature

We like to make the most out of our wildlife areas, even the mud piles. Our gardeners have created a bug hotel out of old wood stacks and mud, you can find them in our wildlife areas.

Food Waste

Food Waste From The Garden

Food Waste

  • When food waste is inevitable, we recycle

Recycled food waste that cannot be recycled into our compost pile is collected and driven only 5 miles to a bio-digester near Cerne Abbas, where it gets produced into electricity. The bi-product then gets collected by local farmers and spread onto fields to enrich the crops.

Kitchen Plants

Herb garden at Summer Lodge

Kitchen Plants

  • Making the most out of our gardens

Growing fresh vegetable, fruits and herbs is important to us, the plants are ready for the kitchen to use and our chef changes his menus to accommodate growth. Any extra is sold at the Post Office, ensuring we do not have any wastage.

Recycled Coffee Grounds

Coffee Grounds

Recycled Coffee Grounds

  • Coffee for plants

Any excess coffee grounds are composted and used on the gardens and vegetable patches. Therefore, reducing the need for chemicals and the coffee grounds make a great fertiliser for the plants.

Wood Chipper

Garden Wood Chippings

Wood Chipper

  • Dressing the ground

Our wood chipper allows large pieces of wood and trees to be cut down into much smaller pieces to provide chippings for the various plant pots around the hotel.

Wreath Materials

Wreath material

Wreath Materials

  • Giving back from the garden

Although Christmas may be over we still plant the Christmas wreath materials, which are grown on site, both outside and in the poly tunnels.