Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.
Activities on the Swinton Estate are now in full swing and i’s the perfect time of year for walking, fishing, golf and cycling. We are on the route for the Grand Depart for the Tour de France next year. Why not come and try the route on our Tour de Yorkshire Cycling Package?
The Cookery School are also busy preparing a new selection of Weber grills for our imminent Barbecue courses up at the Deerhouse. Abundant summer ingredients and fragrant summer herbs make this a great time to pick up some new ideas for summer entertaining.
If you feel the need for some pampering before you get the summer wardrobe out, our Spa will be happy to guide you through the latest beauty products and treatments. Make sure you find time to relax too, booking some time in the new Cedar Hot Tub in our exclusive use relaxation room.