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[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...

To raise money for our never-ending list of conservation projects within Grimsthorpe Castle, we will be collecting second-hand books to sell in our Gift Shop. If you are having a clear out and don't know what to do with your old books, please donate them to Grimsthorpe, and be sure to visit our Gift Shop when we are open for the season and treat yourself or a friend to a second-hand book! We welcome all genres for all ages, but particularly non-fiction...

[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...

As of 2021, cycle hire will no longer be available at Grimsthorpe. Our vast cycle and walking trails remain open, so you can bring your own bikes to ride in the park (park charges apply). Please see our opening times page for further details and to book tickets. ...

Important information about your visit   Please note that our new visitor entrance and exit is located on the hill in Grimsthorpe Village. Please follow the brown tourism signs. Our new visitor car park is located on the right as you drive in, where you can park, and then walk to the ticket office. Our Coach House Tearoom, Gift Shop, and toilet block are closed this year due to an exciting refurbishment. We have a temporary tearoom situated in the Castle...

Firstly, a big 'thank you' to the 180+ families and individuals who have already purchased season tickets. It's great to know you want to make use of the park. Sadly, as you will have seen on our home page, the park is to remain closed until further notice. Rest assured that we will provide a full refund to all those who have already purchased. Under the current circumstances this is going to take a little while to complete but we will get...

Twelve bunnies have found their way into the garden and are planning to eat the vegetables. Jim, the Head Gardener, needs your help to find them all. It won't be easy but you can call at the shop to collect your hunting kit, which includes a disguise. Explore the gardens, find the bunnies and record their names on your sheet to enter a grand prize draw. You can start hunting on Sunday 5th April. Hunt ends 16th April. (Park charges apply...