The wild garden really is magical this week with a sea of later daffs, Snakeshead fritillaries , Anemone blanda and nemerosa and the cuckoo flower. No sign of a cuckoo yet which the flower is supposed to herald but we’ll hope to hear one soon.
The Emperor daffodils are already in full flower with Empress and Maximus Superbus gradually joining them. The mild winter means everything has made an early start and with this lovely sunshine all is burgeoning into bloom. The Fritillaria meleagris are already opening – a good three weeks early and almond and apricot blossoms are risking … Find out more
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
On the first sunny afternoon of the year the Hamamelis is looking cheerful and smelling fabulous.
We are very sad to report the theft of two of our statues from the gardens.
Follow the year round life at Godinton along with the latest developments at the park. Go behind the scenes at one of Kent’s oldest estates.