The gardens have seen lots of visitors enjoying the activities this week making Mr Grass Head and Easter Gardens, pond dipping, willow snails and playing games. Thursday, our last day of scheduled events, Godinton staff will be making Butterfly feeders during the afternoon. Over the Easter weekend you will still be able to test your knowledge with … Find out more
It’s cherry blossom and magnolia time in the gardens. Prunus ‘Pink Shell’ looking particularly fabulous against a clear blue sky.
The Tea Rooms will be opening this Sunday for our charity open day on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme. Gather up your Mums and treat them to a stroll through the daffodils and one of Angie’s luscious cakes.
The Godinton carpenters, Tony and Trevor, are turning an old boiler house in the walled garden into a bijou new residence for the white pigeons. They are having to move as we are adapting the stable into a new visitor entrance and tea kiosk.
The gardens open for the start of the 2014 season this weekend which means a hive of activity tidying the areas we’ve managed to ignore for the last couple of months. Borders are still far too wet so working from planks which feels like doing a circus act on a tightrope. The crocuses and snowdrops … Find out more
After the Christmas events, the Great Hall underwent conservation cleaning. The barrel vaulted ceiling, installed in the 17th Century by Captain Nicholas Toke complete with gold rosettes, was carefully cleaned of dust and cobwebs. To reach the ceiling, some 25 foot high, a tower scaffold was needed with platforms at mid and high levels from which … Find out more
Due to weather conditions and forecast for the coming days, sadly the Longbow Archery event in the park for the weekend has been cancelled.
With the heavy rain that we have experienced over the last few weeks, many of the lower fields of the estate have become very flooded. The footpaths are passable but wellies are strongly recommended!
On the first sunny afternoon of the year the Hamamelis is looking cheerful and smelling fabulous.
Godinton played host to Mr Punch and all his friends for a Christmas celebration in the Great Hall. Up to his usual mischief with Baby Bill, the Police Officer, a Crocodile, a Clown with sausages and of course, Judy, who came off worse for wear. Robert Styles was absolutely fantastic and engaged with the audience throughout with … Find out more