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.

History

  • 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.

Features

  • “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