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Cambridgeshire – Late Summer Colour and Lunch




WFGA are delighted to be able to offer you an opportunity to join an exceptional afternoon at Castor House.

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 varieties of apples.

On arrival you will be treated to a home cooked two course lunch with glass of prosecco.

After lunch there will be a short introductory talk on the garden by the owner Claire Winfrey followed by a walk and talk with head gardener, Sharron White and the gardens team.

During Afternoon tea you will then be able to join a discussion on creating herbaceous borders for late summer colour and selecting the best plants to give a long season of interest.  You will also be able to take home cuttings from the garden which boosts more than fifteen varieties of Salvia.

The visit will cost £30 for members and £40 for non-members.

Event Details

Date: August 29, 2019

Start time: 12:30

End time: 16:00

Venue: Castor House, Cambridgeshire