Snowdrop weekend 2017 (18/19th February 11am – 4pm)

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Hellebores

Nearly time to open the gates again for this years Snowdrop weekend. As is always the case here at Hornby, we have had a busy year making changes and trying to improve things so there is plenty to see. Some of the new borders we have been working on are beginning to really settle down and we have seen lots of new growth and happy plants with lots of buds. The snowdrops are really beginning to come out now, so in a couple of weeks when you pop in to see us, everything should be looking really in bloom. Remember to bring the dog and some sturdy walking shoes!

 

 

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Snowdrops and Hellebores in the herbaceous border

May opening gets ever closer

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New planting in progress

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New planting in progress

We are really beginning to work hard on the final push to get the gardens looking lovely for opening on the 16/17th May. The really exciting change is the Bamboo bed – (new names  for this area currently under discussion) The bamboo has mostly been dug out, with a bit of help from a digger, but the soil needed to be sifted thoroughly, by hand to make sure no root remains, this has taken a very long time and it is with much excitement that at the end of last week the bed was fully planted. So if you are reading this and have visited the gardens before you will definitely notice a huge change.

To me the garden looks so different and I am excited to hear the comments from new and previous visitors alike. All details of our open weekend are on our gardens page. 

 

Welcome to Hornby Castle’s new website!

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Welcome to our new website.

We are gearing up for our first open weekend of the year. The snowdrops are slowly popping up all over the place and the hellebores are also beginning to flower. We can’t wait to see everyone here.