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Opening the gates for the 2016 season

Vital health and safety checks have been carried out on the swing in the Wild Garden before we open for the new season.  The earlier daffodils – ‘The Emperor’ and ‘Maximus Superbus’ are already in full flower and looking glorious in the sunshine. Narcissus ‘Telamonius Plenus’ is our oldest daffodil recorded from the 1620’s so may have beenFind out more

Late summer sunshine

Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ making a splash in the cut flower beds. The recent rain has refreshed the garden and all the late doers are flourishing. The herbaceous borders are full of Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’, Stipa gigantea, Perovskia atriplicifolia,Sedums and Penstemmons.  The annual trim of the mammoth yew hedge surrounding the formal garden is underFind out more

Fed up with stack? Relax and enjoy the sculpture

The annual Sculpture in the Gardens continues despite the recent downpours and terrible traffic! Whether a discerning art lover with some cash to splash or simply someone who fancies a trip out to enjoy the spectacle, a trip to Godinton will be sure to please. As ever, we have a wide range of garden artFind out more

Rose and Delphinium Bonanza

  The Delphinium collection in the walled garden is starting to burst out now, obligingly just in time for our Delphinium Festival which opens on Sunday 21st.  Over 60 different Elatum cultivars are grown here with the assistance of the dedicated local Delphinium Society group.  They will be here selling Delphinium plants on Sunday soFind out more

Summer on the horizon

The forecasters are telling us that summer is about to arrive and our cut flower beds are starting to fill with colour.  This lovely Aquilegia ‘Tequila Sunrise’ gives us buckets of juicy orange flowers every year. The Japanese wisteria (floribunda ‘Multijuga’) has been making visitors gasp this week.  Its extraordinarily long flowers make a shimmering curtain overFind out more

Tulip time

The pots, borders and cutting beds are blazing with colourful tulips at the moment.  We planted another 3,500 bulbs last autumn including lots of tulips to give us luscious colour all around the garden. The little gems in the Alpine House are also bursting into bloom.  Lewisias and Auriculas are covered in flower now. ChaenomelesFind out more