History of The Salutation
Designed by Lutyens & Jekyll
Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll are names synonymous with the creation of the English Country Garden style. It indicated a movement away from the highly formal Victorian garden towards a greater freedom in planting and the inclusion of a wider variety of plants. Attributes of a Lutyens and Jekyll garden included brick paths and herbaceous borders planted with lilies, lupins and lavenders; all of which can be found at The Secret Gardens of Sandwich.
Together this famous duo created many country houses with Lutyens designing the house and Jekyll providing the garden design and planting scheme. In this case, Lutyens also designed the gardens in conjunction with Gertrude Jekyll. She believed that a garden should offer unexpected views and visual surprises and should be made up of many "rooms", each with its own character; a way of thinking which is certainly in evidence at The Secret Gardens.
Guests who stay in any property at The Salutation will have full access to the gardens for the duration of their stay.