"Poems in the Garden" Trail

10th July 2020 to 30th September 2020

Complimentary entry for both residents and non-residents

This summer we are launching a poetry trail, to celebrate Great British Nature with words by Great British Poets!

Upon completing the trail, stay for some refreshments in the garden, and you'll receive 10% off your order.

About the poets

We have chosen a selection of classic and modern poems by beloved English, Scottish Welsh and Irish poets, and positioned them around the gardens for you to peruse at your leisure.

Get swept up in Byron's passion for wilderness, then step into Tennyson's garden as he pines for his beloved Maud. Watch the bees with John Clare for a while, then raise your eyes heavenwards with Alice Oswald. Once you have completed the trail, stay and enjoy some refreshments if you wish, then sit back and do as Edwin Morgan suggests - "let the storm wash the plates"!

About our gardens

Located in the heart of Bath’s famous Royal Crescent, our hotel is home to one acre of secluded gardens that have been lovingly landscaped by our Head Gardener John Bennett and his team. Gently winding lavender paths take you across the beautiful lawns to the Taittinger Spa Garden and privately tucked away Walled Gardens, with various stunning floral displays along the route. Century-old trees, perfectly preened rose bushes and historic architecture, birds, bees and squirrels abound.

The hotel’s Head Gardener, John Bennett, has been a member of The Royal Crescent Hotel team for more than thirteen years and will be delighted to answer any questions that visitors may have about the flora and fauna. 

The poetry trail will be in place from 10th July to 30th September 2020. Entry is complimentary for both residents and non-residents. Track and trace information will be requested upon arrival. Light refreshments will be available to purchase in the garden and from the bar. Booking is not necessary, but if you intend to come as a group and dine afterwards then please give us a call on 01225 823 333.