Follow the redevelopment of this stunning garden, which was originally built in the 17th century. Following this tradition, produce grown in the redeveloped garden will be used in our restaurants. The development of the Walled Garden will result in a beautiful, peaceful space where visitors can wander among the colourful flowers and plants. Rainton Construction carried out the enabling works on our Walled Garden. Check out this film to find out more about the project. We have a team of four dedicated Horticulture Apprentices who are busy improving the appearance of the Castle grounds ahead of its reopening, planting flowers and hedges and growing vegetables for the Catering Team to use when preparing their delicious dishes. The new orchard has been planted at the western end of the garden and will produce eating and cooking apples with a range of different provenances, colours and shapes. Revival of Historic Garden Moves Forward. View on Google maps.
In early , The Picton Castle Trust received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund HLF for their Walled Garden Project which aims to carry out essential restoration and repairs to this fascinating, rare and historically significant group of buildings within the castle grounds. Of great importance will be the restoration of the walled garden walls and its wonderful gates, iron railings and gateposts which are topped with codestone pineapples. The project also aims to bring the walled gardens back into sustainable use whilst retaining their character and setting. The outcome will be an accessible and secure part of our heritage which will provide activity, training and education space within the gardens with the addition of new interpretation and display areas and improved volunteer and visitor facilities and will provide enhanced opportunities for volunteer, visitor and educational engagement. In addition it is hoped to create outdoor planted areas exploring the world of plants and their uses to mankind. You can make a donation at any time and pledge any amount — either in person, online using the form below or by post: Cheques should be posted to.
Walled Garden Restoration Project
When you visit Picton Castle and Gardens you will find our Grade II Listed walled garden brimming with an eclectic and colourful collection of plants informally arranged in large beds. Look beyond this and you will become aware of an urgent need to restore the built structures of the eighteenth century garden. We will save this unusual and historically significant garden and group of buildings and bring them back into sustainable use whilst retaining their character and setting.