Plants help transform grounds of new luxury hotel and spa
We were asked to provide thousands of plants for the grounds of Grantley Hall, a new five-star luxury hotel and spa in the Yorkshire Dales.
The hall dates back to 1680 and is due to open as a hotel on July 6th 2019.
Grantley Hall, a grade II listed property in Ripon, has undergone a complete restoration that includes the addition of a new wing, comprising 47 rooms, a wedding and banqueting suite, private event spaces, a spa, gym and swimming pool.
Thousands of plants were required to add colour and depth to the beautifully manicured lawns and gardens.
The aim was to restore the grounds to their original splendour, in keeping with the hall’s rich history. Lady Jane Furness, who lived in the hall at the turn of the 20th century, was a keen gardener and helped create the ornamental Japanese gardens using materials sourced from nearby Brimham Rocks.
We provided large topiary, such as Fagus (beech) domes and Buxus (box) balls, along with thousands of herbaceous, shrubs and grasses for the borders. We also supplied large hedges, including a large number of Hedera Hibernica (ivy) screens to create partitions within the gardens.
Working on this project has been a real privilege and we have seen the scheme progress from its inception into something unique to the area. We are delighted to have played a part in helping to attract new, discerning visitors to North Yorkshire.