Historic Lancaster gardens to open to the public

By Adam Bysouth


Gardens rich in history are to open to the public this weekend in Lancaster.

Hornby Castle
Hornby Castle

The Hornby Castle gardens are to open as part of the site gears up for the summer season.

Owner Caroline Battersby said: "Hornby Castle historic gardens are a joy to share.

"Not only are there talks, on the castle and the garden, beautiful walks and pottery by Wyn Abbot there is so much to see and do and just enjoy, just don't forget the dog (on a lead!)

"We only open twice a year and this is the last time we will be open.

"Open from 10.30am until 4.30pm each day Saturday and Sunday.

Writing on Hornby Castle's website, she added: “The gardens look magical at this time of year and the team have worked exceptionally hard.

“The new borders are really taking hold and we have replenished the woodland path.”

Hornby Castle’s central keep tower dates back to 1512 but the house was rebuilt around 1820 with ornate ceilings and carved wood paneling.

Plants will be sold across the weekend and historical talks on the history of the castle will be held in the castle drawing room.

Refreshments will be available for visitors.

The gardens are scheduled to open on May 20.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:21PM
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