Category: News

Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, Godinton House will be allowing picnics over the Jubilee Weekend (Thursday 2nd June-Sunday 5th June) in the walled garden for our garden and house and garden visitors. Hay bale seating will be available in the walled garden or you are welcome to bring along your picnicFind out more

May in the Garden

May is such an important month in the gardener’s calendar. We have now thrown off the shackles of winter and we pace towards the dizzying heights of summer. The garden is now awash with drifts and swathes of colour, with intense pops of colour from Alliums and broad splashes of frothy ivory from our Lunaria annuaFind out more

Transition in the Garden

March is a month of tremendous transition in the garden, as anyone working outdoors will tell you. Days of harsh frosts are still absolutely present, but they find themselves tempered by moments of sun that gently warms the face. The wider garden also bounces into life with greater urgency, with beds, borders, pots and wild spaces emergingFind out more

Stirrings of Spring

As we push on into February, the nights draw out with ever greater strength, and we begin to see stirrings of Spring beginning to emerge with strong urgency. Despite the harsh cold of this month, snowdrops sparkle amongst the garden, adding dashes of shimmering white exuberance to the austerity, alongside the very first dashes of playfulFind out more

Behind the scenes during winter

Visitors often ask what the staff do in the winter when the house is closed. To give one example, the building team is currently carrying out ceiling repairs around the bay windows in the Great Chamber. Although the work is very minor and will only take a few days, the House Team got to work beforehand preparingFind out more

Special Connections

We are very fortunate to have an experienced team of guides to share their knowledge and passion for Godinton with our visitors, and also newer guides who occasionally join the team. This season, one of our new recruits. Karina Sellers has a special connection with the house being related to Marjorie Sellers, creator of theFind out more

Stage 4 of the Road Map

It feels like we are almost back to normal at Godinton with the house and tearoom now open as well as the gardens. Our house tours have been very popular, with most tours filling up a week or so in advance. Please remember that these are timed tours, so visitors must arrive at the house 5Find 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