Owners of the Moorland Garden Hotel near Yelverton, Brian and Sonia Meaden, joined staff and General Manager, Andrew Jenkins, in planting an oak tree to mark the hotel’s eightieth anniversary year.
Commonly associated with eightieth anniversaries, oak trees symbolise strength and longevity. The commemorative tree planting celebrates 80 years since the hotel’s foundation stone was laid on 15th August 1934.
“This year has been all about marking the original foundations of the hotel, and planting an oak tree seemed an appropriate way to celebrate the roots that we and the staff have put down to help take this grand old dame forward for another 80 years,” said Mr Meaden. “There has been a good deal of work and passion invested in restoring the hotel to its former glory since we took ownership and we’re delighted to be at the helm for this milestone anniversary.”