Scotney Castle

Important notice -

Due to essential maintenance work, our Badger & Pepper play area will be closed from Wednesday 24 May to re-open on Saturday 27 May.

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

Scotney Castle

Things to see and do

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What's on 

Upcoming events

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.

Rhododendron walks

Tue 30 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- planting out

Wed 31 May 2017
This is the time we plant out sweet pea plants, dahlias and this year's annuals. Come and listen to a talk on the timing of planting out.

Woodland walk

Sat 10 Jun 2017
Woodlands in the height of summer! Join us so we can point out some of Scotney's best trees, evidence of historic woodland practices and current management. Birds, butterflies and maybe even snakes and lizards may be seen.

Walled garden Wednesday- Growing tomatoes

Wed 14 Jun 2017
Alan- our volunteer who has grown tomatoes here for many years- will share his skills, expertise and enthusiasm; and answer any questions you may have.

Walled garden Wednesday- Sweet peas

Wed 28 Jun 2017
We grow cordon-trained sweet peas for use in the house and keeping a regular supply of blooms requires weekly plant care. Join us to find out how we do it.
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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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