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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 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...
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, ...
By Will Howard  //  Mon 13 Feb 2017
Garden Centre, Birds, Wildlife
Our range of bird boxes provide the perfect place for nesting birds to set up home. ...
Bird Boxes
By Will Howard  //  Thu 9 Feb 2017
Garden Centre, Garden, Plants
Although we often associate bulbs with the signs of spring as robust snowdrops and crocuses push their way through the ground after the hard winter frosts, bulbs planted in th...
Chris Ridgway
By Dr Chris Ridgway  //  Mon 6 Feb 2017
Restoration, Conservation, Estate
The recent excavation work on the Obelisk Ponds, which straddle the Castle Howard Avenue, is part of a large restoration project focused on the Avenue and grant-aided by Natur...
Obelisk Pond
Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Wed 1 Feb 2017
Forestry, Tree Nursery, Hedges, Wildlife
You might be tempted to think that hazel is too ordinary a choice to feature in a ‘tree of the month’ blog; it’s a native tree and a common sight among our woodlands and hedge...
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