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Spring has sprung

The equinox on 20th March heralded the beginning of spring and Picton Castle Gardens could not have looked more beautiful on that day. The... read more

Wildlife Week

Wildlife Week They say time flies when you are having fun and that is certainly true working at Picton. We are busy planning our events... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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!... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

December at Picton

The Welsh Owl Garden Over the year there have been lots of exciting developments over in the Welsh Owl Garden. Visitors are often surprised... read more

Our Glorious Gardens

  It has been so lovely to see visitors back at Picton this week, just in time to enjoy the last of the spectacular Autumn colours... read more

A Garden of Romance

The Walled Garden Project The restoration of the Walled Garden is so impressive and the work has moved on so quickly over the summer. It is... read more

The Castle is Back on the Menu, boys!

Over the last couple of weeks, despite the weather’s best efforts to blow us all away, we’ve had lots going on. Walled Garden... read more

Family Days Out!

We are really excited about our new family days this summer. What is not to love about Puzzling and Baby Owls??? From this week (10th... read more

So Much New to Do…

The lovely weather is perfectly timed to coincide with lots of new things to do at Picton. So much that we hope you will be able to fit it... read more

Open and Covid Prepared

We are So Happy to welcome People back to Picton From my post in the car park (peeping over the top of my mask) it has been lovely to greet... read more

Coping with Coronavirus!

This year will forever be remembered as the the strangest period of most of our lives! Dealing with Coronavirus and the drastic changes we... read more

Wildlife Rescue and Conservation at Picton

We had an amazing time with rescued animals last week Pembrokeshire Hogspital were here all week and brought in some of their residents.... read more

All Aboard for Wildlife Week!

Despite the recent storms there are early bursts of colour everywhere in the garden; snowdrops, daffodils, camellias and even the rare... read more

Lord Milford’s Portfolio of Mystery Castles

Recently a fascinating portfolio of sketches has come into our hands and it has opened up a bit of a mystery that we hope the good people... read more

The Mansion of Mystery

  Do you have a quiet weekend ahead? Then why not spice things up with a trip to the Mansion of Mystery Escape Room at Picton Castle?... read more

The Winter Garden at Picton

  Very few people know about our newly created Winter Garden tucked away in the woodlands near the Peep-In Walk. It has been planted... read more

Winter Activities at Picton Castle

There is a decided January chill in the air but the trees and evergreens in the garden are radiant in the soft dewy sunlight. To make the... read more

Crafting at Picton

This week at Picton have become all crafty with Christmas wreath making sessions. One of our dedicated members of staff, Elsa, is a trained... read more

Walled Garden December Update

The restoration of the Walled Garden at Picton Castle is moving forward apace. If you have visited us at any time recently you will have... read more

Father Christmas

With frost on the ground this morning, at last Winter is Coming…What does winter bring, apart from shorter days and heart warming... read more

Christmas at Picton Castle

Life at Picton has been very festive and so exciting this week. Christmas is coming and we have been decorating all week – who... read more

International Garden Photographer of the Year

We are hosting an exciting new exhibition of photographs from International Garden Photographer of the Year. This is a highly prestigious... read more

New Entry, New Temptations

There is quite a lot of news this week. We have decided to try a new, simplified system for our admissions. The cost of entry to the Welsh... read more

The Autumn Garden

The change of the seasons is here and Picton’s grounds are a feast to the senses. The last of summer’s bloom has faded away and... read more

Behind the Scene Tours

Calling all those who are curious to see more … have you ever fancied seeing what Picton Castle is like behind the gilt and... read more

The Walled Garden Project

If you have visited Picton Castle recently or were to do so in the next few months, you would notice some unusual activity going on in and... read more

Halloween Frolics and Ghoulishness

  We are spookily excited about our new Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations for 2019. This year we are planning a range of... read more

Welcome to the Welsh Owl Garden

  We have great news to share with you that in the last couple of weeks we have welcomed our new owl family to Picton Castle! Hidden... read more

Dog Show Success!

We were absolutely gutted when we had to cancel our dog show earlier in August, so when our judges said they could make it on 24th we... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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)..... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read 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... read more

Lumsden Lawnmower Collection comes to Picton

This Spring season The Lumsden Lawnmower Collection is coming to Picton. The display will be in the old Dairy in the... read more

The ‘Picton Renoir’ – On View in Picton Castle

This fascinating painting which has caused so much controversy can be seen by the general public when you take a Castle Tour. Please check... read more