After we shut our gates in May there has been a lot of hard work in the gardens. We lost a tree next to the main lawn pond, so this has really opened up the area and we have to decide what to do with all the light and space. Ken and Mary have also been digging out and replanting the herbaceous ... Read More about An amazing summer and now autumn has arrived
It seemed only a minute ago that we were closing the doors on a wonderful snowdrop weekend. We had lots of visitors and the feedback we had was great. We are now gearing up to do it all again, but with the garden looking very different. The pink peony shown in the picture has just popped out ... Read More about The month of May and our Garden open weekend
Here are some of the little snowdrops that are already appearing in the garden, there are plenty more that are also just poking their green tips out of the soil. As ever with our garden there are always changes and we have had the odd tree down over the course of the year, which ... Read More about Hornby Castle Snowdrop Weekend build up!
Well the open weekend is nearly here, we have trimmed, chopped, mown, weeded, planted, weeded some more and the farmer is moving the cows so we can park on the field (fingers crossed). It is forecast to be sunny – hurrah! – so if you are nearby come and take a look. 25/26 May 10.30-4.30 entrance ... Read More about Hornby Castle Garden Open weekend
With the joy of a bit of rain, but quite a lot of sun, the garden is doing its best to catch up, lots of flowers are out on the early rhododendrons and the azalea by the pond is looking fabulous. I am personally enjoying the blossom on some of the trees that we planted last year even if the ... Read More about Not long now – Hornby Castle Open Weekend