Gardens Buds and blooms

Our gardens are noted for

  • Azaleas
  • Rhododendrons
  • Kitchen Garden

Award winning gardens

If you're a keen gardener or simply appreciate the beauty of a garden, you're sure to enjoy our award winning gardens.

Extensive mature gardens surround the hotel, featuring magnolia trees and one of the biggest collections of azaleas and rhododendrons in the North of England. Clocktower terrace was designed by renowned garden designer, Matthew Wilson and is home to a display of allium in the summer.

Our use of historic features in the landscape, combined with striking modern planting was commended by the Yorkshire in Bloom judges, who awarded the gardens Gold in 2014 and 2015. 

Or if you prefer gardens with a practical as well as decorative purpose, over 100 varieties of edible plants, herbs and fruit are grown in Rudding Park Kitchen Garden which guests are welcome to visit from May to September. Ingredients are used in dishes prepared by Chef Murray Wilson at Horto, our contemporary find dining restaurant.