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Will Howard
Garden Centre
I relocated from Wiltshire to Yorkshire in 2013 to take up my role as Garden Centre Manager here at Castle Howard. I previously worked for Country Homes & Gardens in Salisbury as well as other family owned nurseries with great reputations. I studied horticulture at the Lancashire College of Agriculture and Horticulture and am pleased to be back to my roots and focussing on horticulture again.
Lupins
By Will Howard  //  Mon 5th June 2017
Tags: 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 leads the eye through an abundance of fruits, flowers, foliage and vegetables with an array of colour...
Rhododendron
By Will Howard  //  Wed 12th April 2017
Tags: 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 for the gardens and Ray Wood to view the beautiful annual display of colour....
David Austin Gertrude Jekyll
By Will Howard  //  Thu 9th March 2017
Tags: 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, miniatures and shrubs to old garden tea and china roses to name but a few....
Bird Boxes
By Will Howard  //  Mon 13th February 2017
Tags: Garden Centre, Birds, Wildlife
Our range of bird boxes provide the perfect place for nesting birds to set up home. ...
Lily
By Will Howard  //  Thu 9th February 2017
Tags: 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 the spring can add pops of colour and height to an herbaceous summer border. ...
Chaffinch
By Will Howard  //  Wed 25th January 2017
Tags: Birds, Wildlife, Garden Centre
If you are taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend we have a great range of seeds, nuts and fat mixes to attract a range of birds into your garden. ...
Cyclamen
By Will Howard  //  Mon 19th December 2016
Tags: Gardens, Christmas, Houseplants
Keep your Christmas houseplants looking tip top through the season with our care guidelines. ...
Castle Howard Garden Centre
By Will Howard  //  Tue 18th November 2014
Tags: Christmas; Garden Centre
Take care of your tree and it should last through the Christmas period. Follow my ten top tips for keeping your tree looking fresh and green....
Poinsettia in the Garden Centre
By Will Howard  //  Tue 28th October 2014
Tags: Garden Centre; Houseplants; Christmas
These are some of my favourite houseplants to brighten up your home in the darker winter months. Look after them and they will thrive and bloom over Christmas. ...