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Bluebell Woods at Pensthorpe

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Top tips for seeing the bluebells at Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe’s senior warden, David Robertson, has been keeping an eye on the woodland and has reported signs of the bluebells starting to bloom for the 2024 season. He estimates that in two weeks’ time, the woodlands will be in full bloom. Once the bluebells are in full bloom, they offer a captivating experience for nature… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 8, 2024

The Gardening team at Pensthorpe

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Whats happening in the Gardens at Pensthorpe this March

March has swiftly passed us by, and what a delightful transformation it has brought to our gardens at Pensthorpe!   We caught up with Lesley in the Garden Team for a full update of what’s been happening in the many gardens at Pensthorpe this month…   Those mere hints of daffodils that emerged last month… Read more »

Donna Hodds

March 25, 2024

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Volunteers’ Week 2023 – A Celebration of the Hard Work and Dedication of Volunteers

Volunteers Week is a national celebration of the hard work and dedication of volunteers across the UK. This year, Volunteers Week takes place from 1-7 June. Volunteers make a vital contribution to our communities. They work in a wide range of settings, from schools and hospitals to charities and community groups. They give their time,… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

May 31, 2023

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20 Star Plants

The Millennium Garden’s top 20 plants We’re celebrating 20 years of the stunning Millennium Garden – our wild, one-acre contemporary landscape designed by world-renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf. There may be hundreds of plants set within the colourful borders but which ones are the stars to look out for? Head Gardener, Jonathan Pearce, gives us his top 20.… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

August 28, 2020

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Millennium Garden

Spellbinding Norfolk garden celebrates 20 years “Pensthorpe remains one of the best places to see Oudolf’s work on a large scale…” The Telegraph, 4th July 2020.   The Millennium Garden is many things: breathtaking, creative, colourful, meditative and restorative. It’s also 20 years old, having been planted to launch during the summer of the Millennium.… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

August 6, 2020

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The first day of spring

After such a wet and windy winter, and what is going on in the world at the moment, everybody needs a little cheer and a great deal of joy which spring can bring us. This blog is designed to not only celebrate the official beginning of spring, but to hopefully inspire those of you who… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

March 20, 2020

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Interview with Sculptor Jenny Pickford

Sculptor Jenny Pickford talks about nature as her inspiration and being ‘blown away’ by Pensthorpe ahead of six-week exhibition   We are so excited to be welcoming some of Jenny Pickford’s nature-inspired glass and steel sculptures to Pensthorpe for a new six-week exhibition from Saturday 31st August. Her works, which are inspired by plants and stand over… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

July 30, 2019

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National Gardening Week

Discover more about edible plants and celebrate National Gardening Week With one of the country’s biggest gardening celebrations underway, it is the perfect time to get outside and reconnect with nature. National Gardening Week runs from Monday 29th April to Sunday 5th May 2019 and to celebrate we caught up with our head gardener, Jonathan, to find out about what… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

April 26, 2019

Gardens

Nature for health & wellbeing

I was recently asked to write a blog for our website covering my thoughts on embracing nature as a tool for healing and wellbeing.  Gracious, I thought – that’s easy! I am always banging on about the feel-good factor gained by being outdoors in nature; but it’s been a bit of a challenge.  In fact,… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

March 14, 2019