In recognition of his commitment to handing down his expertise and knowledge, Relais & Châteaux and Blancpain award the 2023 Heritage Trophy to Tom Coward at Gravetye Manor. This garden is a critical chapter in the history of gardens, and Tom is entirely responsible for the vision and scope of its restoration, underway since 2010. Recognized by national press and his peers as one of the best head gardeners in the United Kingdom, he is regularly invited to speak at conferences in Europe and the United States.
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Hotel and restaurant in the woods. Gravetye Manor is a truly enchanting place; both close to the pleasures of London, yet far from its hustle and bustle. This beautiful Elizabethan manor sits proudly amongst the winding pathways and abundant flower beds in the English natural and wild gardens created by William Robinson, the father of the English flower garden and a former owner of the estate. This quintessential English country house’s charm is evident in the wood-panelled sitting rooms with crackling log fires. All year round, the sweeping countryside views, first-class cuisine and attentive yet unobtrusive service ensure an unforgettable experience. ... Learn moreless