The daffodil meadow is starting to bloom and should be at its peak for Mothers Day. Some of the other plants are as confused by our weather as we are. The magnolias looked as though they were about to burst into flower in sunny February but ducked back in as soon as the weather cooled … Find out more
The gardens are open for the 2019 season and the fabulously warm February has got everything off to a flying start – especially the bees. At this time of year it’s all about these bright little jewels – crocuses, hepaticas and japanese quince.
The deep blue skies and bright light of this Indian summer make everything in the garden a bit more spectacular. Fruit crops have been fantastic – the quince trees loved this long, hot summer and our potato harvest was smaller in numbers but these Cara potatoes were the size of rugby balls!
It’s time to celebrate the ‘Queen of the Border’ at Godinton. Our collection of Elatum Delphiniums in the Walled Garden are bursting into magnificent flower and we’re organizing some special events to make the most of them. Members of the local branch of the Delphinium Society will be here selling plants and giving the best … Find out more
It’s Iris time at Godinton and we are attempting to identify our beautiful collection of bearded iris which have got themselves into a bit of a muddle. Daily sessions with lists, labels and google are making a difference but this is one of the unidentified. Let us know if it’s familiar to you! Our famous Japanese … Find out more
The house is opening this weekend for the start of it’s 2018 season. Rugs have been cleaned, panelling buffed and cakes are in the oven for the tea room. On Monday we start a week of family fun with treasure trail, crafts and games. Monday – meet Ashford Young Farmers with lambs and chicks Tuesday – … Find out more
Towards the end of a rather gloomy winter it gives us all a huge boost to find something cheerful appearing in the garden every day. Miniature Narcissus, Chionodoxa or even a beautiful Turkey Tail fungus growing on a rotting stump.
However difficult it makes our lives for a few days (hopefully) we all enjoy the transformation. The garden ninjas know how to dress for the weather but we’re trying to find potting shed and greenhouse jobs – not too far from the kettle.
One of the joys of working in the garden is how aware we are of the changing seasons every day. Signs of autumn appeared a few weeks ago but now that I’ve lit the wood stove in the evening it really feels as though the seasons are turning. We are busy cutting the wild garden … Find out more
Our thirteenth annual sculpture show is transforming the garden until Sunday 13th August. Eighteen artists are showing their work throughout the gardens. All the work is for sale with sizes and styles to suit all gardens. This year six new artists are introducing their work to Godinton including Mike Savage who has filled borders with … Find out more