Category: Gardens

Fond Farewell

Today 16th July 2021, we say farewell to our Head Gardener, Viv Hunt, who has been at Godinton for over 20 years. During this time, Viv has carefully guided the garden’s transformation into the fantastic spectacle that we can all enjoy today. Viv has been a big part of the community here at Godinton, andFind out more

Tulip time

As Easter brings us snow showers and hard frosts I’m trying to ignore the sad, drooping, brown flowers of the Magnolias and concentrate on the sturdier tulips which are opening all around the garden now. In the Walled Garden we are pricking out vegetable and cut flower seedlings and rotovating beds ready for direct sowing.Find out more

Merry Christmas

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 haveFind out more

Autumn at Godinton

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