Easton Walled Gardens has won the Highly Commended award for the Hidden Gem category at the 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Awards.
The ancient 12 acre garden has been restored over the past 16 years from a wilderness into one of the UK’s leading garden attractions. The gardens include meadows, roses, sweet peas, spring bulbs and shrubs, cutflower and vegetable gardens.
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, CBE, Chairman of VisitEngland presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London with invited guests including owners and managers of the winning entries and representatives of the heritage tourist industry.
Ursula Cholmeley, gardens director at Easton Walled Gardens, said: “We are delighted to have won a 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Award. It demonstrates the high standards and commitment we offer our visitors to ensure their experience is the very best. We are delighted to have the acknowledgment and recognition that Easton Walled Gardens is among the elite of heritage attractions in the UK.”
Established in 2011, the awards are an independently judged, annual, national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites, celebrating the very best visitor experiences.