Hornby Castle Gardens

Garden Open Days

The Gardens are open to the public for special events during the year. You can explore the beautiful gardens and river walk and visit the walled garden nursery to view the display borders.

:: Latest news about Hornby Castle Garden Open Days ::

Next Open Weekend – September 8 & 9th 2018

Plants are available for sale. A ceramic and sculpture exhibition by a talented local artist is also open in the castle pottery near the walled garden  www.wynabbot.com.

Cushions, scarves for sale in the castle drawing room from Heather and Fell and on Ark glass will be exhibiting their wonderful hand crafted glass.

Historical talks on the history of the castle will be held in the castle drawing room. 12 noon and 3pm

Garden talks by our gardener Ken Green 2pm

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September Open Weekend

8-9th September 2018

11am – 4pm

Adults £4 children over 5 £2



Tea & coffee and cakes will be available on site. Further refreshments are available in the village institute, post office tea rooms and in the village pub.

Come and have a cup of tea in the walled garden where you can also buy lovely plants from Mary Green and her award winning nursery.

Dogs are welcome

We welcome dogs, but please keep them on leads and clear up after them. There are some lovely walks around the garden that everyone including your four legged friends will enjoy.

Disabled/pushchair access 

Being built on a hill, disabled access to the castle is very limited, there are a number of tarmac paths, however they are mostly very steep to access, whilst we do our best to ensure we can provide some disabled parking this is very limited and is at the bottom of the drive – it does not take you up to the main house. The same applies to pushchairs, whilst you can (and I have) push a pushchair all the way around the garden, the paths aren’t really pushchair friendly although people do manage especially with the hardier types of pushchair.

Car Parking

There is parking in the village. There is no parking at the house or in the grounds, unless we have had a very long stretch of dry weather, when the car park will be signposted through the main gates.

For further information click here to email or Telephone 07971004428


There are talks at 12 noon & 3pm in the drawing room by Sue Bull on the history of the castle, this is an informal and informative talk on the previous residents of the house; a brief history of the individuals and families and how they came to live at Hornby Castle.

Ken Green will hold garden talks at 2pm in the walled garden – Ken is the gardener along with his wife Mary Green at Hornby Castle. Ken has extensive knowledge, particularly in the area of woodland gardens specialising in hostas and ferns.

Walled Garden Pottery

The Walled Garden Pottery studio & shop will be open for the weekend.  Run by Wyn Abbot Ceramics: Award Winning Local Artist there will be a range of ceramics for sale all handmade here in the castle grounds


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