I always heave a sigh of relief when we pass the winter equinox and I know that the days must be getting longer even though it’s dark when I go out with the dogs in the morning and dark when I come home. The shoots of spring bulbs in the lawns and through the Wild … Find out more
With Christmas fast approaching we are missing the usual bustle of wreath-making workshops and decorating the Great Hall with garlands and greenery for parties and carol singing. Big sighs all round. Instead, I have been trying my hand at some willow weaving to keep me busy during dark winter evenings. In the garden, we have … Find out more
The seasonal changes in the garden are moving on apace now with deciduous trees and shrubs dramatically colouring to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. Mushrooms and fungi have appeared with the rain and geese have been flying over in long, noisy skeins. You may have noticed that the red colours are particularly strong this year. … Find out more
Garden Opening from Tuesday 30th June We are delighted to be able to offer pre-booked tickets for the garden from Tuesday 30th June. The garden will open Tuesday to Sunday from 1pm to 6pm (last booked entry 5pm). Please complete the on-line form on our website with your preferred date and time, you will then be sent … Find out more
Friday 5th June 2020 It has been heart-warming to welcome our Garden Season Ticket holders back this week and at last be able to share the beautiful gardens again – albeit on reduced opening hours. We thank them for their feedback, which has helped us improve our procedures for opening safely. From Tuesday 9th June, opening … Find out more
Following the Government’s announcement on Monday 25th May, I am pleased to confirm that we are planning to re-open the gardens to the public the week commencing 29th June – exact date and times to be finalised. This is on the understanding that there are no further changes to Government guidelines in the meantime. Prior to this … Find out more
Following the recent announcement of the Government’s road map for exiting lockdown, we start to see light at the end of the tunnel and tentatively make plans for re-opening the gardens later in the summer. We cannot confirm exact dates yet, as work needs to be carried out to ensure our visitors can safely follow … Find out more
Regretfully, due to the current coronavirus crisis and following Government advice, the House will not open for the rest of the season this year. The house tearoom will close until the end of May at the earliest and the gardens will close from 5pm Wednesday 18th March 2020 until further notice. Please refer to our … Find out more
Local school children enjoy a visit to the Great Hall at Godinton and go back in time with a behind the scenes tour of the attics and cellars, discovering how the servants lived and worked alongside the resident family.
We have had a fantastic year of educational visits and we hope 2014 will be equally successful. Contact Rachael now to discuss your visit next year.