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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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Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Tue 16 May 2017
Woodland, Estate, Walking
One of the perks of working in the Forestry department at Castle Howard is that, every now and again, I’m allowed to slip away and escape into the woods and with over 2000 acr...
Woods
Mark Chapman
By Mark Chapman  //  Mon 15 May 2017
Timber, Forestry, Woodland, Building Services, Conservation
Across Castle Howard estate there is almost 2,000 acres of managed woodland divided between coniferous and deciduous plantings. ...
Timber
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Mon 8 May 2017
Trees, Hedging, Nature, Tree Nursery
The month of May announces itself with a fanfare (or should that be a tinkling of Morris bells?). The bright and colourful festival that is May Day welcomes in the second half...
Hawthorn
By Hannah Cooke  //  Fri 5 May 2017
Farm Shop, Homemade
As part of Real Bread Week, our new Pastry Chef Vanessa has delved into the archive to take inspiration from a recipe for 'French Bread' from the 4th Countess of Carlisle's re...
Real Bread
By Will Howard  //  Wed 12 Apr 2017
Garden Centre, Garden, Plants
As we head towards the month of May we will start to see rhododendrons and azaleas bursting into spectacular performance, with many visitors coming to Castle Howard especially...
Rhododendron
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Sat 1 Apr 2017
Tree Nursery, Forestry, Estate
I think my love of willow trees first begun when I was a child my brothers and I would play under the falling boughs, dashing backwards and forward through the curtains of sof...
Goat Willow
By Hannah Cooke  //  Fri 24 Mar 2017
William Morris, Pre-Raphaelite
The celebrated Arts & Crafts artist, William Morris was born on this day (24 March) in 1834. Morris and his wife enjoyed a close friendship with the 9th Earl and Countess of C...
William Morris
By Will Howard  //  Thu 9 Mar 2017
Garden Centre, Garden, Roses, Gardening
The sweet scents and pretty blooms of the rose garden have long been admired with a huge variety of colours and shapes available; from modern ramblng and climbing roses, minia...
David Austin Gertrude Jekyll
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Wed 1 Mar 2017
Tree Nursery, Gardens, Spring
If you get a chance to take a stroll around the Castle Howard grounds this month, you’ll see the silvery-green tips of daffodils poking through the ground and the little bells...
Crab Apple
By Hannah Cooke  //  Tue 28 Feb 2017
Gardens, Spring
As the garden begins to come alive again after the dormant winter months there are lots of signs that spring is on its way and the grounds will soon be filled with the sight, ...
Blossom
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