The castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel

It gives me great pleasure to help maintain and develop the gardens at the Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle Shropshire. The owner likes the garden to reflect the high standards set within the hotel while remaining a peaceful retreat for guests. The Hotel and gardens are child and dog-friendly

The Gardening

Taught to expect indeed enjoy an ongoing renewal within the garden is especially relevant in a public space such as a hotel garden, where each guest, each new pair of eyes would like to see something exciting something beautiful maybe, all thru the year.

Planting for each season is essential all too often gardens are plentiful in spring and early summer as we are called to visit the garden centre at Easter by the onslaught of advertising and Gardening programs at that time of year.

 Autumn and winter are neglected, partly because most garden centres nowadays are not growers and refuse to carry stock thru the winter for fear of loss.


Relax by the Pond on the Dinning Patio
Enjoy the 'BANKSIAE' rose
A real treasure of a rose, flowering in spring
Walk in the spacious gardens
Enjoy the View
Over the gardens and shropshire hills

ARealGardener tradesman planting tips

When purchasing plants for a new garden or improving on an established one, I like to pick a selection starting from midwinter forward in time.
Starting with my evergreen and winter colour, followed by spring bulbs and very early flowering shrubs into summer herbaceous planting and summer flowing shrubs trees and climbers.

I Pick progressively later flowering variety, thinking about berries and architectural value of plants into the first frost. Keeping in mind autumn and winter colour changing foliage, autumn and winter flowering bulbs add particular interest to finish.


Holistic organic management is an ideal to work towards, I am still learning and inspired to better practice, rewarded by the results daily

Helping nature in your Garden

Holistic Management and best practice
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Complete garden design and 3d walkthrough help you to visualize your dreams.


I believe the secret to a good gardener is a sensitivety to the needs of the environment,