Gardener’s Diary

Here’s the latest news from the gardeners at Muncaster, plus the archive of earlier posts about what’s been going off in and around the Castle’s gardens.

July 2017

Azaleas herald the summer

2017-08-01T16:51:23+00:00 Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

Although there's always something new in the gardens with each season, Muncaster's flowering plants and shrubs are definitely at their best in the spring, with the camelias and early rhododendrons kicking off as early as January. The azaleas (pictured here) conclude the show and herald the arrival of summer. With thanks to local accommodation provider [...]

April 2017

May 2017

Volunteer at Muncaster in 2017!

2017-07-07T14:48:58+00:00 Building Manager's Blog, Castle Curators Diary, Falconers Diary, Gardener's Diary, Hot News, Latest News|

The last 12 months have been amazing, exciting and extremely rewarding but we could never have achieved so much progress without the help of our fabulous Volunteers. In the Castle itself, because of the gift of their time, Volunteers have been able to help catalogue, transcribe, research and conserve the artefacts of Muncaster. We are [...]

February 2017

Spring beginning to spring!

2017-07-07T14:48:59+00:00 Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

With daffodils, snowdrops, and the first rhododendrons beginning to lighten the days again, its a perfect time to come and enjoy the gardens.....with the garden staff busy continuing with the massive job of winter pruning and Annie making use of the first blooms for vases in and around the Estate.  Of course, you might [...]

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

Volunteer Taster Afternoon 23rd Nov 12-3pm

2017-08-05T10:46:38+00:00 Castle Curators Diary, Falconers Diary, Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

On Wednesday 23rd November we would like to invite you to Muncaster Castle for a Volunteer Taster Afternoon, to find out more about the amazing volunteer opportunities we have to offer. You can meet our Volunteer Co-ordinator plus representatives from the Hawk & Owl Centre, the Gardens and the Castle to hear more about [...]

Amazing autumn colour for Halloween

2017-07-07T14:50:01+00:00 Gardener's Diary, Latest News|

As the build up to our Halloween extravanganza begins, the gardens here at Muncaster are beginning a stunning show of their own.  The castle and grounds begin to fill with ghouls and ghosties (and probably long leggedy beasties too!), so the gardens begin to dress in all shades of devilish crimson and gold.  Just be [...]

April 2016