Gardens

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]After what seems an age since we closed the gates last autumn, we are delighted to welcome you all back to Grimsthorpe to what we hope will be another enjoyable and floriferous year! April is a time for new beginnings, holidays, and changeable weather. After the shirt-sleeve warmth of March, April has arrived with a reminder that we are not to take the weather for granted as we have had numerous frosts with beautiful...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]March is a month of change and a month of doing in the garden. The weather can be unpredictable and a vigilant eye on the forecast is necessary to avoid being caught out by frosts or storms. As the Saxons foretold, Solmonath brought us great storms, rain, and subsequent mud! We were fortunate to not sustain any great damage here in the gardens during the three big storms of February but sadly a small...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]February has arrived after what has been an incredibly dry January having had just over 13mm of rain here at Grimsthorpe. This is not unusual but when compared to the 121mm of last January it nods towards the uncertain climate we live in. Throughout the ages, weather has been a high topic of conversation, particularly for us as gardeners. In Anglo-Saxon times February was known as Solmonath which is worryingly translated as “mud...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to our first gardens blog of 2022. We find ourselves within another interesting winter with recent highs of 15 degrees over the Christmas period. This unseasonable warmth has benefits and drawbacks. Agreed, you do not have to put every coat and hat on to go for your festive walk but neither do the insects that we gardeners deem as pests. We garden here at Grimsthorpe as organically as possible. We do that by striking...