Hornby Castle Garden Open weekend

The Wild Garlic and Bluebells in May

The Wild Garlic and Bluebells in May

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 £3, woodland and riverside walks, talks on the history of the castle, ceramic sculpture & pottery selling exhibition, garden talks by Ken Green our resident award winning gardener, plus plenty of gorgeous plants to buy and even stop for a cup of tea and some cake.

See you this weekend, and don’t forget to bring the dog!


  1. Caroline Manley says:

    Wonderful to discover this website after describing to my young daughter the joys of wandering the gardens of Hornby Castle in the 1980s when my sister and I used to have piano lessons there. No longer local, but must come to one of the open days one day! Caroline Manley (Gahan)

  2. Maxine Parratt says:

    We have rode passed Hornby Castle several times over the years, on our motorbike, but it has always been behind us, today we drove towards the castle in our car, it is beautiful. This led me to find this website and read up on its history. It is amazing and an absolute credit to the family that Hornby castle is still privately owned 155 years after your ancestor bought it. Unfortunately we already have plans this year on your open day, but we will be there for the next. Well done you.