These grounds are so pretty you’ll want to book a stay for the greenery alone
here’s something special about hotels that manage to be as beautiful and inviting on the outside as they are on the inside. It’s a challenging trick to pull off, but through a mix of colors and textures, formal and casual aesthetics, and a touch of technical innovation, all of the gardens in The Art of The Garden by Relais Chateaux North America fit the bill and then some. Whether you’re craving some travel inspiration or planning out your own fantasy garden, these dreamy green wonderlands are some of the most beautiful examples of hotel gardens in the US.
The gardens of the Inn at Little Washington espouse a style that chef and creator Patrick O’Connell refers to as “Virginia ecclectic,” blending the geometry of the Chateaux Vaux-le-Vicompte with neatly trimmed shrubbery and tended paths and the bucolic gardens of George Washington’s Mount Vernon with more organic spills of herbs and flowers.