Introducing to you Mr. Mitford’s Kitchen Garden
Being able to sustainably provide an abundance of fresh and seasonal produce for Hawkstone Hall has been one of our Executive Chef’s goals since opening in 2019, and we are delighted to announce the arrival of The Kitchen Garden here at Hawkstone. The Kitchen Garden enables us to hugely limit the food miles that are required to run our hotel, thus lowering our overall carbon footprint. Anything that we can’t ensure adequate volumes of will be sourced from local farmers, helping us to become as sustainable as possible.
‘Our goal is completely self-sufficient’ by 2025’
says Executive Chef Andrew Watts
‘We’ve been looking for the perfect place for our own Kitchen Garden over the
past 12 months’ Andrew explains, ‘The site had to be around 1 acre in size, with
good sun exposure, some areas of shade, and relatively easy access to the
After hiring esteemed Kitchen Garden expert David Mitford, The
Walled Garden was decided upon as the most suitable space within our grounds
for this exciting project to commence. In a nod to Beatrix Potter, one of the
authors honoured in the hall’s literary history, and our very own expert David
Mitford, the garden has been affectionately named ‘Mr. Mitford’s Garden’.
Follow the Kitchen Garden’s journey on @foodbyhawkstone Instagram page
or use the hashtag #fromplantingtoplate