Picton Castle and Gardens

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Needle Felting Workshop with Julie Rush Smithson

Thursday 25th November 9.30 am-1.30 pm Join us for this wonderfully festive workshop, with Julie Rush Smithson of Haverfordwest based craft shop Hotch Potch, where you will learn how to make one of these adorable needle felted robins. If you are new to needle crafting, or a dab hand already, all are welcome. The workshop […]


Victorian Christmas Fair

This festive season sees the return of our wonderful Victorian Christmas Fair! We missed the opportunity last year to host this event, so this year we will be pulling out all the stops to ensure our guests are given the chance to shop to their hearts content, whilst enjoying the festive atmosphere of our Victorian […]


Victorian Christmas Fair

This festive season sees the return of our wonderful Victorian Christmas Fair! We missed the opportunity last year to host this event, so this year we will be pulling out all the stops to ensure our guests are given the chance to shop to their hearts content, whilst enjoying the festive atmosphere of our Victorian […]


Behind The Scenes Castle Tours

Picton Castle is a grand stately home with more rooms than we can count! On our usual house tour you will be able to see several of our magnificent state rooms, and learn facts about the history of the castle and the families who lived there. But if you choose to attend one of our […]


Behind The Scenes Castle Tours

Picton Castle is a grand stately home with more rooms than we can count! On our usual house tour you will be able to see several of our magnificent state rooms, and learn facts about the history of the castle and the families who lived there. But if you choose to attend one of our […]


Wildlife Photography Workshop

If you have an interest in wildlife photography, or would just like to learn more about how to use your camera to it’s full potential, this is the course for you! Professional photographer Belinda Bean will guide you through an informative lesson on: – Focal length – Metering – Composition and finding shots – Exposure […]


Picton Castle Gardens’ Family Halloween 23rd to 31st October

‘When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, it’s time to celebrate Halloween!’ It’s our favourite time of year here at Picton Castle Gardens, we absolutely love Halloween and this year we want to make it more special than ever! The gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a wonderful day out to celebrate the season, with […]


Autumn at Picton

Many changes are afoot at Picton Castle Gardens this season. On 30th September we waved farewell to our Director Dai Evans. Dai has been Director for over 10 years and has a rich knowledge of Picton, its history, architecture, antiquities and significant art collection. Picton really won’t be the same without him, his humour and […]


Summer Season is in Full Swing

Our busy streak has continued so you might have noticed a change recently at the entrance to the gardens. Guy Sharp (the maintenance manager) and Martin Davies (usually a tour guide) have worked flat out this month to build a brand new ticket office in time for the school holidays. This larger office can now […]


A Very Happy Half Term at Picton Castle Gardens!

We had the busiest half term on record last week at Picton Castle Gardens. Our ‘Wildlife Week’ was a huge success and we have loved seeing families enjoying some much deserved quality time in the sunshine. We noticed many families arriving with grandparents too which was wonderful after the difficult year we have all had […]


Re-opening the Castle

We are thrilled to be re-opening the castle for guided tours from Monday 17th May. While we have been closed the castle has felt so empty! This week we will be very busy making sure everything is looking as good as it can for the grand re-opening. Maintaining a property of this size and with […]


National Gardening Week

Happy National Gardening week! We will be celebrating National Gardening week from Monday 26th April until Sunday 2nd May so now is the perfect time to visit our spectacular gardens and see what our gardeners are up to. The weather is set to be glorious all week. Our gardening team will be extremely busy throughout […]


Gift shop reopening

Our lovely gift shop has been open for a week and we have lots of new and exciting stock on offer. I think everyone has missed a bit of retail therapy while non-essential shops have been closed. This year has highlighted to us just how important it is to support small, local businesses so we […]


We are open!

March has been a whirlwind of activity, getting ready to welcome everyone back. We opened our gates again on Wednesday 31st March and we could not have asked for better weather to begin the season. Our gardens are not the same without the sound of children playing or the smell of coffee wafting over the […]


February 2021

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well at home during these unprecedented times. Although we are closed to the public at the moment our gardens are feeling full of life with the first signs of spring beginning to bloom and our grounds providing home to many creatures great and small. In late January we […]


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