Scotney Castle

Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle - all in a beautiful wooded estate

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Things to see and do

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Bettys flower festival

Sun 30 Apr 2017
This year we will be holding Betty's annual flower festival from the 29 April to 7 May with the theme of Betty opening the gardens for tea parties and events. Betty was a great lover of flowers, growing her own in the walled garden here at...

Spring walk

Sun 30 Apr 2017
These walks have been a very popular edition to the guided walk calendar and loved by all who attend. Hopefully the walks will coincide with the peak of bluebell season and our guides will certainly show you where to find the best displays. Bird...

Rhododendron walks

Tue 02 May 2017
Walk with one of the gardening team to take a look at the various Rhododendrons we have in the garden, how we look after them and how to identify different varieties.

Walled garden Wednesday- supporting and staking plants

Wed 03 May 2017
Come and learn about plant supports using different materials for different plants. We will be talking about herbaceous plants, climbing beans and sweet peas.

Walled garden Wednesday- Hardening off plants

Wed 17 May 2017
Plants grown in protected conditions from seed will need hardening off before planting out. Join the gardeners to learn why, when and how this is done.

Half term walks

Sat 27 May 2017
Once you have discovered the wonders of the house and gardens why not join us on a longer stomp across the estate so we can show you how to build dens, where the tree swing is and much more on this family orientated walk.
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Eating and shopping

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Edwards Hussey III and his family on the Bastion at Scotney Castle

Discover our past 

Scotney Castle has a long and rich history dating from 1137 and holds some interesting stories about the last inhabitants of the castle, the Hussey family, as well as a former Prime Minister too.

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Our work

The inside of a trunk full of handwritten letters

Our latest project  

Find out how our collection is inspiring our writer in residence to write his first graphic fiction novel.

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