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Gravity and Me featuring footage from Herstmonceux Castle

Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes our lives (features Herstmonceux Castle) Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. As well sculpting our universe, gravity also affects our weight, height and even the rate at which we age. … Read More

BBC Flog It at Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle hosted the BBC’s popular antiques programme Flog It, which aired early March 2017. Click on Read More to see what treasures people brought along with them and enjoy the scenes around the Castle Moat, Ballroom and Elizabethan room. … Read More

Seasonal Update Autumn/Winter 2017

Welcome to the first seasonal update from the gardening team at Herstmonceux Castle. We hope this will give you an insight into the ongoing work in the gardens through the year as well as giving you a taste of the … Read More

Spring 2016 Update

This winter the estate team has been supported by the gardening team. Both teams have been extremely busy in the woodlands and around the gardens. We have created a Nuttery with a walk just below the orchard. Also both teams … Read More

Winter 2014/2015 in the Gardens & Grounds

What’s been happening at Hertmonceux Castle Estate this winter? The wetlands have seen great change this season. Red Lily pond has been opened up and cleared of sections of scrub, creating a patchwork of shaded and light areas; a real … Read More

Spring 2014 in the Gardens & Grounds

It has been a busy time over the past few months as we prepared to open for visitors to our gardens and grounds. We have been open now for just over a month and although there have been a few … Read More

Winter 2013/2014 in the Gardens & Grounds

Happy 2014 from a very wet Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. We hope the start to the year has been a positive one and the extreme wind and rainfall we’ve had here in the South East hasn’t affected you … Read More

2013 Pond Survey at Herstmonceux Castle

Tim Lower, Estate Manager at Herstmonceux Castle commissioned this pond species survey to provide support for a Natural England Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) application. The survey work took place during the spring/summer or 2013.

Autumn 2013 in the Gardens & Grounds

Our long and lovely summer now feels like a distant memory as leaves start to fall along with the temperatures. As a tourist attraction we are now drawing to a close until spring 2014 but the work within our gardens … Read More

2013 Bryophytes at Herstmonceux Castle

In spring 2013 15 botanists conducted a survey of the different moss found at the castle. Some of the country’s top experts produced the following document in which 17 new species were found.

Summer 2013 in the Gardens & Grounds

So what a lovely summer it has been after such a dreadful spring. Our gardens and grounds were a good month behind schedule as well as bees, butterflies and dragonflies only starting to appear in late July. As many of … Read More

Spring 2013 in the Gardens & Grounds

Spring has well and truly sprung in the Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle and the snow is now a distant memory. The gardens seem to have come alive over the past week with Daffodils being joined by Tulips, Bluebells … Read More

Winter 2012 in the Gardens & Grounds

Well it’s that time of year again where the days are short and the mornings are cold. Even though the Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle are closed until March 2013, our Garden and Estate team thought it would be … Read More