Castor House Gardens

2019 Garden Openings

Sunday 23rd June - 'PROMS' concert

  • Enjoy the gardens together with a 'PROMS' concert in a marquee featuring the combined Rutland and Peterborough Concert bands together with Fortissimo.
  • Doors open 5pm, concert starts 6pm. gardens open 8-9pm.
  • Tickets in advance only, price £10 includes hog roast. Vegetarian/ vegan option available. family ticket £25.Licensed bar. No dogs. Limited seating so bring your patriotic prom paraphernalia, chairs and rugs.
  • Tickets from or telephone on 01733 380216
  • Opening is in aid of St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust and is to celebrate 100 years of Winfreys living at Castor House.

Under the National Gardens Scheme

  • Sunday 18th August 2-5pm. Homemade teas and plant stall. Admission £6. Children 16 and under free.
Private visits by appointment 
  • A small number of groups are welcome to visit each year.
  • Minimum of 20, cost £8 per head.
  • Tea/ coffee and biscuits included.
  • The C17 house was built for the Bishop of Peterborough. The specimen trees in the woodland and the cedars were planted c.1850.
  • The main gardens were extensively redesigned in 2010.
  • “Hot” flower border (July/August/ September)
  • Rose Garden planted with over 40 different varieties of roses, mainly ‘Roses of the year’ & ‘Gold Standard’ roses
  • Spring fed stream garden with three interlinked ponds
  • Potager together with greenhouse and tropical borders
  • Cottage garden
  • Peony and prunus walk
  • Willow arbour and hydrangea 'Annabel' walk
  • White garden
  • Stumpery
  • Attractive C17 house (not open)
  • Tea room seating 30
  • 1 acre walled kitchen garden, now an orchard with 40+ named apple varieties.
  • Winter border
  • 8 acres of woodland planted c1850, including pets' graveyard
Last Updated 27/10/2017