Category: News

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

House Preparations

Over the last few weeks, the House Team has been busy working through the house making preparations to welcome visitors back in June. The two adjoining Libraries on the ground floor are now looking their best once again. These cosy rooms, separated by luxurious velvet curtains, are a peaceful place to sink into the comfortableFind 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

Winter cleaning

Now that we are closed for the season, the house team are starting the winter cleaning and conservation programme. Work has begun in the attics cleaning and re-organising stored items, and this week Angie and Sara gave what we call the “Maids Room” a complete overhaul. This room is part of the tour for schoolFind out more

Lilith

This English marble statuette of “Lilith” by Alfred Drury (1956 to 1944) is a favourite piece in the house but sadly sits in darkness while the house is closed. We hope you are able to enjoy her beauty from this photograph. Mr and Mrs Bruce Ward purchased the statuette directly from Alfred Drury in JuneFind 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