Picton Castle and Gardens

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Victorian Christmas Fair

VICTORIAN christmas Fair- November 23rd and 24th 2019  Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at our Victorian Christmas Fair & see our rooms dressed in a traditional Victorian Style. As the days grow shorter and scarves grow longer, Christmas shoppers begin to count the hours until the big day, ticking off and […]


Victorian Christmas Fair

VICTORIAN christmas Fair- November 23rd and 24th 2019  Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at our Victorian Christmas Fair & see our rooms dressed in a traditional Victorian Style. As the days grow shorter and scarves grow longer, Christmas shoppers begin to count the hours until the big day, ticking off and […]


‘TeaBags, Bras and Tights’ by Darren Rudge

darren rudge lecture- ‘teabags, bras and tights’ 21st September 2019 – Large Gallery 7-9 pm Admission price (includes entry to gardens): £10 or £8 for Picton Castle season ticket holders or RHS members Tickets can be purchased on site, or by calling 01437 751326 Darren is a multi award winning garden designer, broadcaster, lecturer and garden writer and has spent his […]


Picton Castle Dog Show

Picton castle dog show- RESCHULED FOR SATURDAY 24th   Join us on Saturday 24th August for the Picton Castle Dog Show! Always popular with our visitors, we have decided to dedicate a whole day to man’s best friend. 10 am-12 noon – DOG AGILITY 2 pm- 4 pm – DOG SHOW with the following classes: […]


Just Bee- ‘Girls On Tour’

Join us on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August for Just Bee’s ‘Girls on Tour’. Bella will be here in our courtyard gallery with her observation hive, providing a sneak peak into the world of a busy working honey bee. There will be the chance to make your own candle, or try on a bee-keepers […]


Just Bee- ‘Girls On Tour’

Join us on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August for Just Bee’s ‘Girls on Tour’. Bella will be here in our courtyard gallery with her observation hive, providing a sneak peak into the world of a busy working honey bee. There will be the chance to make your own candle, or try on a bee-keepers […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


Welsh Owl Garden Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesday…. What a lovely day it was too, with the Welsh Owl Garden open @ Picton. The sun shone, but we stayed cool in the shade of the beautiful woodland, getting close to fluffy baby owls and the gorgeous Tyto, an Ashy Faced Owl… Lovely to see Rosie’s skill and passion with the birds. […]


Artist In Residence Day- Gill Farrington

Gill farrington We would like to offer you the opportunity to meet artist Gill Farrington, who is currently exhibiting in our Studio Gallery until the end of August. Gill will be in the Studio Gallery from 10am on Thursday 15th August. Gill is a local artist based at Mynachlog-ddu, Pembrokeshire in the midst of the […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with Roddy Milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk The tours will […]


Toy and Model Exhibition

We are excited to unveil our new vintage toy collection on 29th and 30th July! The exhibition will be permanently housed in our newly named studio gallery , and has been kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Stimson of Pembroke. Joining us in the courtyard gallery will be the West Wales Modellers, with their wonderful […]


Welsh Owls, Good Food and Garden visits

Welsh Owl Garden Wednesday …This Wednesday (31st July) is “Meet the Babies” week , where you can meet and get close to the cutest baby owls 💖 …. Open from 10am. Special Wednesday Gardens and Owls Family ticket (2 adult, 2 child): £36 Welsh Owl Garden is open at Picton every Wednesday (only) during July […]


Amazing Toy Models

West Wales Modellers Model Exhibition. Today and tomorrow (29th and 30th July). For this 2 day event we have a special price Family Gardens ticket (2 adults, 2 children), only £19 🙂 Under 5s are free. The modellers are here to chat with and to answer any questions. There are lots of different themed set-ups […]


Toy and Model Exhibition

We are excited to unveil our new vintage toy collection on 29th and 30th July! The exhibition will be permanently housed in our newly named studio gallery and has been kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Stimson of Pembroke. Joining us in the courtyard gallery will be the West Wales Modellers, with their wonderful display […]


Artist in Residence- this Saturday

….with Ray Burnell. This Saturday (27th) from 10am-5pm We are offering our lucky visitors the chance to try your hand at creating your own masterpiece! Artist Ray Burnell, who is currently exhibiting in our courtyard gallery, will be on site all day to provide advice and encouragement, and all the materials you need to produce […]


Season Ticket Holder- Head Gardener Walks…

Season Ticket holder FREE private garden tour, with Head Gardener Roddy Milne. 6pm on Tuesday August 13th. Booking essential please ring: 01437 751 326


Dewpond, Dragonflies and Damsels…

On Tuesday, I had a lovely walk through the woodland paths, up to the beautiful Dew Pond with Sam, from the Darwin Centre. Dragonflies and Damsel flies were zig zagging about over the glittering water. I even saw a newly emerged nymph, with sparkling wings and awkward flight. It was just so peaceful 😊 We also […]


Welsh Owl Garden Wednesday ….

There are lots of extremely cute new arrivals here at Picton waiting to meet you! The Welsh Owl Garden (FB page) is open EVERY WEDNESDAY throughout the summer holidays (July and August). 10am-5pm Usual admission for the Welsh Owl Garden is £4 pp, in addition to Garden admission prices. Under 5s Free. Fully wheelchair accessible.


Toy treasures …

… and fascinating finds. What a joy to go through the boxes so kindly  donated by Mr & Mrs Stimson. Our task is punctuated by a chorus of “wow”, “look at this”, “awwww, that brings back memories” and sometimes even  “what on earth is this?” 😊 We will be rotating the exhibits as there are […]


Summer holidays are finally here …

…. and this weather is so refreshing….😊 So do come along and enjoy our magnificent 40+ acres of gardens. Plenty of shady places to picnic and, of course,  your dog is very welcome too (on a lead). “This was frankly the best garden that I have ever visited as a gardener and lover of plants […]


Artist in August…

We are delighted to welcome artist  Gill Farrington to our Studio Gallery this August. She will be setting up this Saturday (27th).. “Gill is a local artist based at Mynachlog-ddu, Pembrokeshire in the midst of the beautiful and inspiring Preseli Hills.  She has been painting since childhood inspired by watching her father, an accomplished amateur […]


Noel Coward’s – Private Lives

Presented by Artistic Licence Theatre Company After the huge success of Sister Act: The Musical Artistic Licence are back with Noel Coward’s Private Lives   Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It concerns a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are […]


Noel Coward’s – Private Lives

  Presented by Artistic Licence Theatre Company After the huge success of Sister Act: The Musical Artistic Licence are back with Noel Coward’s Private Lives Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It concerns a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are […]


Toy & Model Exhibition Event

Monday and Tuesday 29th & 30th July We are excited to unveil our new permanent vintage toy collection on 29th and 30th July!              The exhibition will be housed in our newly named Studio Gallery, and has been kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Stimson of Pembroke. Joining us in […]


Exciting NEWS… :-)

Thank you to all our wonderful visitors and supporters for being so patient during this period of renovation, but we can now announce that West Wales Falconry will be joining us this summer! They will be open EVERY WEDNESDAY during July and August. Tickets: £4 per person. Great value Family Ticket:£12 (2 adults, 2 children). […]


Private Lives on the lawn….

This Saturday 13th July & Sunday 14th July, performance starts at 2.30 pm The weather still looks set fair for the first act to be set on our North Lawn (no seating). There will be a short intermission, after the first act,  before the play continues in the Great Hall of the castle. Do join […]


It’s July and Summer is here at Picton!

There is lots happening…. 🙂 For information Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July- NO Castle tours, due to Private Lives performance Saturday 10th August- Gardens open at 10am (not 9am) ________________________________ “Private Lives” Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July. Performance 2.30pm, please arrive 30 minutes early. The first act will take place on the North lawn […]


HEAD GARDENER TOUR

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


‘Gardening in the Media’ by Terry Walton

Terry walton lecture – ‘gardening in the media’ 23rd June 2019 – Large Gallery 2-4pm Admission price (includes entry to gardens): £10 or £8 for Picton Castle season ticket holders Tickets can be purchased on site, or by calling 01437 751326 Terry Walton has featured regularly on Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show, providing gardening tips for listeners, […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


NGS Open Day

Sunday 9th June 2019 Open from 9.00 am til 5.00 pm


Horse Blessing

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Harness Horse Blessing at Picton Castle on Sunday 26th May 2019 Carriages Meet from 11.30am, Service at 12.00 midday (TBC)   This is a deeply historical event originating from the late 1800’s to bless and monitor the good welfare of the working carriage horse for a […]


Harness Horse Blessing

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Harness Horse Blessing at Picton Castle  Carriages Meet from 11.30am, Service at 1.00pm


Bugs & Bees @ Picton

New for 2019! Bugs & Bees @ Picton will be a weekend of fun and discovery for the whole family! Bella from ‘Just Bee’ will be here with her ‘girls on tour’ in their observation hive. Take a peek inside to see the fascinating workings of honey bee hive, and the ‘girls’ hard at work’! […]


Bugs & Bees @ Picton

New for 2019! Bugs & Bees @ Picton will be a weekend of fun and discovery for the whole family! Bella from ‘Just Bee’ will be here with her ‘girls on tour’ in their observation hive. Take a peek inside to see the fascinating workings of honey bee hive, and the ‘girls’ hard at work’! […]


Old Herbaceous

Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell out audiences all around the country over the last two years.


NGS Open Day

Sunday 19th May 2019 Open from 9.00 am til 5.00 pm


The Snake Dude

After the success of The Snake Dude’s last visit to Picton Castle, we are very much looking forward to his return on Saturday 20th April. Located in our large gallery will be a large array of reptiles for you to get up close and personal with! Come along and see if you are brave enough […]


EASTER TRAIL

EASTER TRAIL 16TH-28TH APRIL Come along to Picton Castle this Easter and take part in our fun trail around our woodland gardens. Use the map to navigate your way around the grounds and find the numbered eggs, collect all the letters to solve the puzzle and collect your prize in our gift shop! Our trail […]


EASTER TRAIL

easter trail 16th-28th april Come along to Picton Castle this Easter and take part in our fun trail around our woodland gardens. Use the map to navigate your way around the grounds and find the numbered eggs, collect all the letters to solve the puzzle and collect your prize in our gift shop! Our trail […]


Volunteer Open Evening

We will be holding an open evening on 29th April 2019 between 5 and 7 pm in The Great Hall for all prospective volunteers. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be the chance to talk to existing volunteers along with staff members and trustees. Here at Picton Castle we rely heavily on the help […]


Kyffin Williams find!

We are so excited to have found this wonderful Kyffin Williams original hiding upstairs in the castle! Kyffin Williams was a Welsh artist, best known for his depictions of the Welsh countryside, shepherds and their sheepdogs, livestock and small villages. This oil on canvas was commissioned by the late Lady Marion in the 1980’s and […]


It’s Nearly Time…..

Wales’ first castle based Escape Room is currently under construction here at Picton Castle! Travel back to the past, and escape the future! Mansion of Mystery presents ‘The Time Machine’ escape room, a thrilling adventure for those who love the immersive puzzle experience! Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for more […]


Promoting Picton as a dog friendly attraction

Tania and I attended a workshop for local businesses run by Pembrokeshire tourism to help promote us as a dog friendly site. Picton is a wonderful place to bring your pooch for a walk, as many of our visitors already do. We hope to see more of you making the most of our gardens, and […]