curator letter

October’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

  Dear Friends,   Here comes autumn,   the glorious transition between summer and winter.  What do I love about autumn? For me it’s the mellow sunshine that brings the brightest of green on the fields and firecracker shades on the … Continue reading

September’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends   Another fantastic Bank Holiday just disappearing over the horizon.  Everyone had great fun in the blazing sunshine at the Fairytale weekend, even the adults.  One father made me smile, “Excuse me Fairy God Mother, where is story … Continue reading

August’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends   What has happened to the beautiful hot weather?  Such a promising start with temperatures hotter than Ibiza!   Despite the weather there is still plenty of activity at the castle and our visitors are not letting it … Continue reading

July’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends,   Warmth at last and blue skies . We are feverishly planting bedding flowers and enjoying the scent of the lavender.  I have caught more than one gardener speaking to the bees and butterflies as they dance around … Continue reading

January’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   I know it is a bit miserable getting back to work or routines when Christmas is so full of feasting and fun and just having a great time with family and friends.   It is the … Continue reading

November’s Letter from the Curator (2016)

Dear Friends,   Thanks to all who attended our two sell-out evening of fireworks and Vikings.  Such a great natured crowd with lots of cheering and I am always joyful to see the sky filled with light and stars.   … Continue reading

October’s Letter from the Curator (2016)

Dear Friends,   So November 4th. and 5th. are upon us again and for the Castle, two of the most exciting and vibrant events of the year as people come to see us from all over our Kingdom. We have … Continue reading

August’s Letter from the Curator (2016)

Dear Friends,   This is a glorious month for the castle, not only are we busy with lots of children (and often grandparents!) visiting us, but we are also preparing for our last Bank Holiday of the season which this … Continue reading

May’s Letter from the Curator (2016)

Dear Friends,   The darling buds of May are upon us and as I write the sky is a blazing blue, the brilliance yellow and bright green fields of the Dove Valley below the castle are utterly beautiful. I am … Continue reading

February’s Letter form the Curator

Dear Friends,   We have some exciting news for this newsletter as BBC 4’s Gardeners Question Time is joining us for a recording on Monday the 8th. February.  This programme has a listenership of two million and is a great … Continue reading

December Letter from the Curator

  Dear Friends,   Despite the softness of the weather as I write this letter in early December, Christmas is upon us. Although the skies are rather grey, the early sunsets are spectacular from the castle grounds and it seems … Continue reading

November Letter from the Curator

  Dear Friends,   November is here and the grounds of the castle are covered in bright orange and red leaves blowing about in the wind as the gardeners try desperately to clear up. It was only a few weeks … Continue reading