Set within 67-acres of grounds The Samling kitchen garden, greenhouse, orchards, and beehives have been developed to grow fresh daily produce for the menus.
Early every year, a great deal of forethought and consideration is given to planning the ordering of seeds and seedlings, to provide a seasonal supply of micro-greens, salads, leaf vegetables, and herbs not usually available – enhanced by the seed exchange programme the kitchen participates in with other kitchens and suppliers around the world. Wasabi grows happily by the stream in the fernery of its own accord.
The old orchards have been extended, with the addition of Cumbrian Damson trees in particular by special request of the Head Chef, and a Nuttery. Red Squirrels may be the only neighbouring wildlife the garden team will be happy to see in the gardens.
And we now have 5 beehives, located at the very edge of the gardens on the edge of wildflower and old-fashioned hay meadows, (alive with a huge variety of butterflies, they’re a beautiful wildlife habitat).
We’re lucky to be cradled between these fields, the lake, and the native deciduous woodland behind us; we have an idyllic environment for our kitchen gardens, blending harmoniously into the landscape.