Castor House Gardens

2016 Garden Openings

Under the National Gardens Scheme:-

  • Sunday 14th August 2-5pm. Homemade teas and plant stall. Admission £5. Children free.


  • The C17 house was built for the Bishop of Peterborough. The speciman trees in the woodland and the cedars were planted c.1850.
  • The main gardens were extensively redesigned in 2010 by the owners together with Bunny Guinness who designed the potager, lily pond lawn and terraces at the rear of the house.


  • “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 annual meadow
  • White garden
  • Stumpery
  • Attractive C17 house (Tours available through Invitation to View)
  • 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 06/08/2016