Castor House is a 17th century Queen Anne House and was built for the Bishop of Peterborough as his summer residence in 1650. Since then it has had only two owners, the present family being resident for 100 years. The garden surrounding the house are of 3 acres with an 8 acre ornamental woodland beyond.
In 2010 garden designer Bunny Guinness, a friend of the owner, helped design the potager, main lawns and terraces . Major work was also done to the italianate spring fed ponds and stream gardens. Also within the formal gardens are white borders, a rose garden with 30 different cultivars to compliment the colour wheel, a Prunus and Peony walk, wildflower corridor, long ‘hot’ herbaceous borders at their best in July and August, a vegetable potager and orchard with heritage varities of apples.
There will be a introductory talk on the garden by the owner, Claire Winfrey followed by a tour of the gardens. The roses will be looking particularly splendid. Tea and home made cake will be served afterwards.
The cost is £15 per person which includes a hot drink and cake. Please bring weather appropriate clothing.