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Green spaces—wherever you travel

Green spaces help to connect us to wellness in innumerable ways. Fairmont’s resort properties are renowned for enabling our guests to interact seamlessly with nature, but we’re also committed to fostering natural life in our urban properties. For more than 20 years, our innovative chefs have connected guests to unparalleled fresh flavors by creating the first restaurant gardens in their communities. Taking a step further, many of our gardens provide some of the healing plants used in our spas. Immersing ourselves in purely decorative green spaces can connect us with living things to make us happier, healthier and calmer. And, at Fairmont, we always remember the environmental benefits of our green spaces, from purifying the air to supporting local communities to providing food and shelter for bees, butterflies and bird life.

We invite you to take a tour of our unique green spaces around the world:

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AFRICA

Fairmont The Norfolk, like all of our Kenyan properties, boasts on-property herb gardens to supply its kitchen. At Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, women from the neighboring village cultivate an organic vegetable garden, with a 100% guarantee of purchase of the yield. Also located within the hotel’s grounds is a scenic coffee and tea garden, in which our in-house gardener gives guests a demonstration of the facts, history and process of making tea and coffee in the mountainous region. Fairmont Mara Safari Club features a green area in which guests and staff can plant indigenous trees, an action that helps raise awareness of the effects of climate change on the region.

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ASIA - PACIFIC

Across the region, our properties offer not only the world’s most common culinary herbs, but also a focus on inimitable tropical flavors and unique indigenous plants.

At Fairmont Kea Lani, guests can visit the garden and use ingredients such as lilikoi (passion fruit) and calamansi limes for incomparable martinis and more.

In China, Fairmont Chengdu’s Chang Yi Terrace offers a retreat from the city, under the shade of bamboo trees beside a cool, crisp stream. The Yue Feng Island Organic Farm at Fairmont Yangcheng Lake grows organic fruit trees, including loquat and pear, and hosts 60 beehives featuring wild bees from the West Mount in Suzhou producing fresh honey. Fairmont Peace Hotel’s herbal and flower garden produces edible flowers to grace cocktails in the storied Cathay Terrace Bar.

The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi draws energy and vitality from the natural surroundings, complementing guests’ spa experience with fresh, on-site aloe vera, lemongrass, basil, lime, pandan leaves, turmeric, ginger and guava.

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EUROPE

At Fairmont’s European properties, we grow our own authentic ingredients to create signature dishes for our guests. Fairmont Monte Carlo cultivates fruits and vegetables in chef-directed gardens just outside Monaco. In the resort town of Montreux, outstanding—and healthful— property-grown herbs and vegetables grace the dining tables at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. In the greenhouses and gardens at Fairmont St Andrews, guests can enjoy the beauty of locally produced flowers on the hotel’s grounds, as well as the scents and flavors of fresh herbs and produce such as hyssop, lavender and pea shoots, all produced with the smallest environmental footprint and minimal road miles.

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NORTH AMERICA

From courtyards to countryside, Fairmont properties across North America host a variety of green spaces.

Starting in the Pacific Northwest, the lush rooftop garden at Fairmont Empress supports the hotel’s culinary philosophy to showcase local, fresh and sustainable ingredients. First planted in 1995, Fairmont Waterfront’s 2,100-square-foot (195-square-meter) irrigated garden and honeybee apiary, one of Vancouver’s first green roofs, produces more than 60 varieties of herbs, edible blooms, fruits and vegetables. Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel composts organic food waste to nourish a rooftop garden and apiary. A California Native Bee Garden is also the newest addition to Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa’s chef-directed on-site organic gardens.

The gardens at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge supply the hotel’s kitchen and bars with an array that will make foodies swoon: six types of basil, two types of oregano and winter savory, as well as five varieties of tomatoes, four types of peppers, six microgreens and an array of edible flowers. The greenhouse also propagates plants used for weddings and on-site decorations.

In Quebec, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Le Château Montebello all feature chef-directed gardens, supplying dishes—and cocktails—with the freshest of ingredients, from herbs to vegetables to edible flowers.

On the Atlantic coast, guests at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, can find a tranquil setting in the property’s lush urban courtyard, which also provides herbs for the creations of the hotel’s chefs and mixologists.

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