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.
Next Open Weekend – 20 – 21st May 2017
Plants are available for sale. A ceramic and sculpture exhibition by a talented local artist is also open in the castle drawing room www.wynabbot.com.
Historical talks on the history of the castle will be held in the castle drawing room.
Garden talks by our resident gardener Ken Green.
GARDEN OPEN DATES 2017
May Open Weekend
20/21st May 2017
10.30am – 4.30pm
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.
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.
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 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 resident gardener along with his wife Mary Green at Hornby Castle. Ken often travels to gardening clubs, giving talks on his extensive knowledge, particularly in the area of woodland gardens specialising in hostas and ferns.
Clay Alchemy Exhibition
Selling exhibition of sculpture & pottery in the castle drawing room by Wyn Abbot Award Winning Local Artist. Wyn has chosen to the name of clay alchemy for her exhibition as it relates to the transformation that clay undertakes when it is submitted to fire, turning soft malleable clay to something stone like and beautiful.