Castor House Gardens

2020 Garden Openings

Under the National Gardens Scheme

  • Sunday 23rd August 2-5pm. Admission £6. Book on-line on the NGS website
  • Tuesday 8th September 2-5pm Admission £6 Book on-line on the NGS website
Private visits by appointment - cancelled due to Covid 19
History
  • 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.
Plants and Gardens of New Zealand 2020 Claire & Ian trip
  • Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwQXw3jHCfU&feature=youtu.be
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 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 6/4/20