Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons – SOLD OUT
NOTE: This event has now sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list in case tickets become available again, please email Sunita Firrell.
Combine fine dining and horticultural excellence with lunch at Raymond Blanc’s renowned two Michelin star restaurant. Our host for the day will be Head Gardener Anne Marie Owens and our guest speaker will be Chelsea Gold medallist, Andy McIndoe.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is the fulfilment of Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc’s, personal vision: to create a hotel and restaurant in harmony where guests would find perfection in food, comfort and service.
Set in secluded private grounds seven miles south of the historic city of Oxford in rural Cotswolds countryside, the gardens are as much a part of the excellence of Belmond Le Manoir as the food, service and warm welcome extended to all guests.
There are many different areas to our 7 acre garden, including the Kitchen Garden which is a magnificent two-acre vegetable and herb garden that produces over 90 types of vegetables and 70 herbs. La Vallée des Champignons Sauvages is the first-ever wild mushroom valley in the UK.
Following a trip to Japan, Raymond fell in love with the Japanese culture. He introduced a very special Japanese tea garden that provides a wonderful contrast to the Kitchen Garden. The tranquillity, beauty and simplicity of the Japanese Garden provide a perfect place for contemplation.
For the last 20 years, Raymond has aimed to create orchards full of unusual British species of fruit. This project is now in full swing, with some 800 apple and pear trees being planted in 2011.
The Perennial 2017 Special Events programme is kindly supported by Hartley Botanic