Tour Our Beautiful Gardens - Thursday 23rd May

Explore our gorgeous gardens with Janet Queen, Rose Castle’s Head Gardener on Thursday 23rd May at either 10.00am or 2.00pm. Afterwards, relax in our grand State Dining Room with a hot drink and a scrumptious slice of cake.

Garden Tour With Janet Queen, Rose Castle's Head Gardener

Janet will lead you around our beautiful gardens, from the Bishop's Lawn in front of the castle, to our walled Pettinger's Garden with fell views, across to the Apothecary's Garden, set against a border of yew and beech hedges. 

Amble through our orchard, home to a variety of apples, pears, damsons, greengages and plums, including Cumbria’s own Keswick Codlin apple. Sheltered beneath a beech hedge and sandstone wall you’ll find the vegetable garden, flourishing with produce for the castle kitchen. Be sure to stop at the beehives.


Gardening Q&A

Strolling through the grounds you’ll encounter an extensive selection of plants, textures, colours and scents, all carefully curated by Janet. During the tour Janet will answer any gardening questions you may have.

Tea & Cake in the State Dining Room

Top off your garden tour with a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a slice of delicious cake in our elegant State Dining Room.

While you’re here, feel free to wander around the Castle and enjoy our historic Chapel, exquisite State Drawing Room, with its listed hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper, and our opulent bedrooms.


The Details

When: Thursday 23rd May at 10.00am or 2.00pm

Cost: This is a ticketed event and the cost is £12.50 per person; by clicking the button below you will be taken to Eventbrite where you can secure tickets for your chosen tour.

Accessibility: There is disabled access to all ground floor and first floor areas of the castle, including the Chapel. Sadly, our grassed areas are not wheelchair-friendly but there are pathways around the gardens that are suitable for wheelchair users. 

Dogs: Dogs are not permitted inside Rose Castle or on the grounds.

Parking: There is plenty of free parking space available.

Bar: Our bar will be open for the purchase of wine, beer, cider, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Card payments only, we cannot accept cash.  

Facilities: Toilets and baby changing facilities are located in the Castle and will be available for general use.

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