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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

Happy New Year & Snowdrops!

Happy New Year from all of us here at Hornby Castle.

We are working hard to get the gardens ready for the Snowdrop weekend in February 21/22 2015. There is a lot of muck to move from the changes we are making to some of the main borders and this is taking time and some fair amount of back strain!

The first snowdrops are beginning to poke their heads through the ground. Always exciting to see the garden with the first bits of life in both the hellebores and the snowdrops and the odd primrose.

Do come and see us in February, there will be Wyn Abbot displaying her wonderful ceramics and tea and cakes in the walled garden. Talks as usual from Sue Bull on the history of the house and Ken Green giving his gardening talks too.

We are open from 11-4 and the admission is £4. Dogs allowed on leads.

CALLING ANY GARDEN GROUPS!

If you are a member of a gardening group, historical society or even just a group of friends we can arrange special tours around the garden (please note garden only minimum 20 people). If you would like to know more or arrange a visit please get in touch through our contact pages. Ken Green our head gardener also visits a number of gardening groups and can be contacted through us.

http://www.hornbycastle.com/contact-us/