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We understand some days in your life are extra special. We really do. And we appreciate that few, if any, are more important than your wedding day. You want to know it’s in safe, capable, passionate hands. As many of our hotels are licensed for civil ceremonies, we’re also happy to host your actual wedding as well as your reception. Whatever your choice, when you get hitched, we’ll make sure your special day goes without a hitch. That’s a Hallmark promise.

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Top 10 Gardens In Bloom To Visit


When the warm weather hits, there’s nothing we love better than relaxing outside in an idyllic setting. With freshly cut grass and flowers in bloom being the scent of summer, there is no where we would rather be than kicking back in one of our picturesque gardens. So when your next looking to escape outside, consider the following best spots.

The WelcombeWelcombe-Gardens

This is one you will definitely want to put to the top of your places to visit. The Welcombe, a grade 11* listed 19th Century neo-Jacobean mansion designed by Henry Clutton is home to a vibrant array of floral beds overlooking sweeping countryside. It’s the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll around the romantic Italian gardens and take in the sights of the perennials.

 

 

Flitwick ManorHallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor - Exterior Croquet (2)

Enjoy an afternoon tea on the lawns of the beautiful Flitwick Manor. This quintessential English country house boasts 42 acres of serene landscaped gardens developed by George Brooks and his son around the turn of the 18th century. The grounds won high praise from the legendary botanist and garden designer, CJ Loudon. Enjoy a country getaway to this lush estate, boasting a croquet lawn.

Stourport ManorHallmark - Stourport Manor June 2015 16

Cocooned in 23 acres of rolling Worcestershire countryside, Stourport Manor boasts magnificent gardens with luscious green trees and shrubbery. Relax on the lawns or have lunch on the terrace, when the weather is warm you will want to spend a lazy Summer’s day in the beautiful surroundings of this splendid Victorian Manor, which was once the home of Stanley Baldwin, the Prime Minister on three separate occasions between 1923 and 1937.

 

London ChigwellHallmark Hotel London Chigwell Prince Regent - Exterior Cherry Blossom (2)

This listed Georgian mansion surrounded by 6000 acres of ancient woodland is a photographers dream with the picture perfect backdrop of the stunning historical architecture and dreamy landscaped gardens. Just a stones throw away from Central London it has a wonderful location, its the perfect place to unwind on a warm English Summer’s day.

Llyndir HallLlyndir Hall Hotel 22

Experience serene tranquility on the welsh borders at this magnificent early 19th century villa, surrounded by five acres of landscaped gardens – including a majestic 200-year-old beech tree, its the perfect place to relax on a lazy Summer afternoon and take in the picture-postcard views of the glorious welsh countryside. Enjoy a spot of lunch in the sun on the Italianate Terrace.

 

CambridgeHallmark Hotel Cambridge - Golf (27)

Swaddled in 200 verdant acres of flowers, trees and manicured lawns, Cambridge makes a fine setting to relax and maybe even watch a leisurely game of golf as the world passes you by on a warm Summer afternoon. The gorgeous grounds are home to an 18-hole, par 72 golf course that has hosted professional tournaments including the PGA East Anglian Open.

 

Bournemouth CarltonHallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton - Exterior Gardens

What’s better than relaxing in a garden? Relaxing in a garden with an ocean view and thats just what you get when you stay at The Bournemouth Carlton. The splendid Victorian architecture mixed with a 21st Century makeover is set on a dramatic cliff top seafront ringed by white washed terraces and Mediterranean-influenced gardens - it’s where we will be heading this Summer!

 

Bournemouth East CliffHallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff - Bedrooms - Balcony View (1)

The enviable ocean front flower-filled terrace is high on the list of places to escape to on a hot Summer’s day! Dive into the al fresco swimming pool situated on a magnificent cliff top location, offering widescreen views over the glistening sea, and a resort with seven miles of golden sand - it really does have something for everyone.

Bournemouth West CliffHallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff - Exterior Pool (2)

Pull out a sun lounger and enjoy a sun-kissed break in this luscious green garden on a heat-wave stricken day! When you get too hot take a dip in the indoor pool enclosed under a glass atrium that sucks in the sunlight! Jus a stones throw away from Bournemouth’s honey golden sands, it’s the perfect seaside garden to unwind in.

 

HullHallmark Hotel Hull - Humber Champagne

Talk about a garden with a view, our Hull hotel is home to dramatic views of the area’s most iconic attraction, the famous bridge - once the longest single-span suspension bridge on earth! The hotel features large panoramic views overlooking the 17 beautifully landscaped acres on the shore of the Humber estuary. Take some time out and enjoy an afternoon tea on the lawns being in awe of this epic view.

Whichever of our top 10 gardens you choose to bask in, enjoy your stay with us!

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