Recently I was lucky enough to spend most of the week at The Grove, London’s Country Estate for one of my best friend’s wedding. While most of our time was spent having an amazing time (generally dancing to some of the best DJs ever – they played Mysterious Girl which made the week) I did want to spend some time enjoying everything the hotel had to offer. After all it’s not every day you get to stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Their Walled Garden stole my heart.
This garden is actually a fully functional garden – almost everything growing there was being grown to be consumed. Blueberries, apples, pears, thyme, rosemary, lavender, kiwi – it was all there and all begging to be picked an eaten. Though of course I didn’t do this mainly because I’m pretty sure you’re not allowed to do that. But I wanted to.
The Walled Garden also had a very structured centre, with precisely manicured lawns and strategically placed modern art. There was also a giant chess set which of course we all made full use of. I won the game we played – I may have cheated as I was the only person who knew the rules but a victory is a victory is a victory and I will take it.
After the chess game (which I won) we decided to end our tour of the Walled Garden by taking a trip to the beach.
It was a lovely way to relax in between celebrating my best friend’s wedding.