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Castle Howard sits at the centre of an almost 9,000 acre estate in the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near York.

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By Eleanor Brooke-Peat  //  Mon 14 Aug 2017
Afternoon Tea, Curatorial, History
A temporary display has been put together in the Turquoise Drawing Room to mark Afternoon Tea Week, from 14 to 21 August, a celebration of the quintessential British tradition...
Turquoise
By Hannah Cooke  //  Tue 1 Aug 2017
Yorkshire
Yorkshire Day is once again upon us, a day when Yorkshire folk, customs and traditions are celebrated across the county and we’ll be flying our Yorkshire flag with pride....
Flag
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Tue 1 Aug 2017
Trees, Nature, Tree Nursery
The walnut is a mighty tree – an irrefutable statement and one worthy of shouting from the roof tops, or should that be tree tops? It stands, grand and impressive, with a broa...
Walnut
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Tue 25 Jul 2017
Food, Farm Shop, Festival, Event
If you’re missing GBBO (The Great British Bake-off to those uninitiated few) and have forlornly hung up your apron and laid down your whisk in dejection then I have the perfec...
Brownies
By Hannah Cooke  //  Thu 6 Jul 2017
Antiques Roadshow
This year sees two big anniversaries for BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow – it’s 40 years since the programme first hit the road and ten years since its presenter, Fiona Bruce took...
Fiona Bruce
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Wed 5 Jul 2017
Tree Nursery, Forestry, Estate
If anyone has read a couple of these blogs before, they’ll probably have noticed that I tend to use this blog as an opportunity to sing the praises of our wonderful native tre...
Katsura
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Tue 6 Jun 2017
Farm Shop, Local Supplier
Saturday 10th June 2017 is set to be a very good day for those of us who like a tipple. It’s World Gin Day to be specific, and it allows people to come together guilt-free and...
Hedgerow Gin
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Mon 5 Jun 2017
Trees, Nature, Tree Nursery
The prefix ‘dog’, which forms part of the common name of many of our native plants, translates in the botanical world to mean ‘worthless’ in the sense that these species are ...
Dog Rose
By Will Howard  //  Mon 5 Jun 2017
Garden, Flower Festival, Garden Centre
The cottage garden evokes images of traditional cottages with roses, clematis and honeysuckle rambling up the brickwork, along window ledges and over arches. A sweeping path l...
Lupins
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Tue 30 May 2017
Farm Shop, Butchery
There’s nothing more reminiscent of the British summer time than a barbecue; with only the mere hint of sunshine and blue skies needed to dust off the BBQ and shake out the pi...
BBQ
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