Back to nature with the children
From hunting for fossils or the Gruffalo to mini beast safaris, discover thrilling activities nearby.
Thomas Hardy’s Dorset: Drives and Days Out
Discover the rich literary connections across Dorset with our Thomas Hardy's Dorset driving route.
Introducing our new Executive Chef, James Mearing
Meet our new Executive Chef here at Summer Lodge, James Mearing
What’s growing in our Kitchen Gardens
With the new lease of life brought forth by spring, our Head Gardener, Robin, unveils what’s growing in our Kitchen Gardens this year.
Hidden Heroes: Ellen Singleton, Summer Lodge
Meet the latest nominee of our Hidden Heroes campaign at Red Carnation Hotels, Ellen Singleton, and discover her near 40 year career at Summer Lodge.
Uncovering the history of Minterne House
Discover the rich history of Summer Lodge's iconic neighbouring estate, Minterne House, as told by his Lordship himself.
Meet our suppliers: Robyn's Nest Floral Design
Learn more about Summer Lodge’s resident florist, our commitment to positive supplier partnerships, and our efforts to improve sustainability.
Championing sustainability at Summer Lodge
In celebration of Youth Climate Action Day, we interview Niamh Richardson on her sustainability work at Summer Lodge.
Summer Lodge's sourdough bread
Recreate a traditional sourdough loaf at home using bread starter, a naturally occurring yeast.
Mindfulness with Verity Woodgate
Learn more about the practice of mindfulness, a form of meditation.
The prettiest Dorset villages near Summer Lodge
Pack your camera and set off exploring the history of the most picturesque villages.
Meet Robin Andrews, Head Gardener at Summer Lodge
Learn more about Robin Andrews and his role as Head Gardener.