Summer Quiz

Summer Animal Trail and Quiz

The Summer  Quiz starts on Sunday 26th July and continues during the school holidays. We need some help to find and name the animals that are hiding in the garden. Collect your answer sheet and animal mask from the shop and start searching. Mums, Dads and Grandparents can help too!  

Judas Tree

Tree of the Week

Cercis siliquastrum   The ‘Judas Tree’ The generic name, Cercis, comes from the Greek ‘Kerkis’, a weaver’s shuttle, which Theophrastus likened the tree’s flattened woody fruits to. Its specific name refers to the prominent seedpods – ‘siliqua’ in latin. It is alleged to be the type of tree from which Judas Iscariot hanged himself but it could be that the…

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock at Grimsthorpe

Take a step back in time to Baker Street and beyond with the “Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes”. Buy tickets here for the performance in the Castle on Friday 10th July at 7.00pm. Adult £10. Child £6 (suitable for children 11+ yrs).   Interval drinks/ices available to purchase. Ample parking at Castle. Pipe smoking prohibited, deerstalker hats welcome.

Old Apple Tree

Holiday Tree of the Week

It’s great to see masses of apple blossom on the trees and this old example of an espaliered apple tree looks sure to produce a bumper crop of juicy apples this autumn. It is thought that the Romans started training their trees in this way to make harvesting easier. It also makes the tree look attractive too. Sometimes you will…

medlar tree

Tree of the Week

Medlar and Quince in the kitchen garden   Trees are very important to us at Grimsthorpe. There are hundreds of acres of woodland, some containing magnificent old oaks plus trees that are grown for timber and firewood. Avenues of trees form essential landscape features and other fine specimens sit proudly on their own in the park. We will post pictures…