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Snowdrop weekend 2019 16-17th February 11-4

Come and see the snowdrops in the borders, enjoy the woodland and riverside walks. Bring the dog and enjoy a wander, the weather forecast looks good. Lots to see and do in the castle grounds and around the village of Hornby.

Hot drinks and cake for sale in the walled garden.

Plants for sale – Lay of the Land garden centre will be here selling their plants and gardening items.

Wyn Abbot pottery and ceramic exhibition in the castle pottery.

Chris Hill Textile art and Heather and Fell cushions and scarves will be in the castle drawing room.

A brief history of Hornby Castle talk by Sue Bull at 12 noon and 3pm in the castle drawing room hundreds of years of history of the castle told eloquently by our resident historian.

Hornby Tea rooms and Hornby Institute open for refreshments and Coach House Antiques will be open for the antique lover.

 

Snowdrop in the borders

Spidery witch hazel

Hellebore in the herbaceous border

May open weekend

Red rhododendron in the castle grounds

We are almost ready to open the gates again for our open weekend on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May (10.30am until 4.30pm each day) This wonderful rhododendron has just opened out, it feels late this year, but it still remains my favourite. There are lots of others opening around the garden.

The gardens look magical at this time of year and Ken, Mary and Reuben have worked exceptionally hard to get them to where you will see them in just over two weeks time. New borders are really taking hold and we have replenished the woodland path.

Do come and see us, Wyn Abbot who has moved her pottery studio to the castle gardens will be having an exhibition in this exciting new space. There are the usual history talks from Sue Bull at 12 noon and Ken Green – head gardener talk at 2pm.

Admission is ¬£4 and children under 5 are free. Refreshments served on site and of course don’t forget the dog and their lead!

My favourite rhododendron in the garden