Information regarding recent developments at Bader College and Herstmonceux Castle (13/03/2024)

Due to the ongoing repairs at Herstmonceux Castle and groundworks in progress, we would like to remind dog walkers, ramblers, and visitors to keep to the public bridleways and footpaths that traverse the estate and not to wander onto the estate.
Due to the hazard of construction workers and their vehicles on site we have asked our security team to enforce this for the safety of everyone.

We are closed to the public until May 1st 2024 but will update the public on times of opening nearer to 1st May. The gardens and grounds are saturated with all the rain we have experienced this winter, and we hope that the grounds will have dried out by opening day.

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Spring Cleaning at Herstmonceux Castle

With the winter months behind us, spring is now bringing new life and colour to the gardens and grounds.

A long term project is just coming to fruition. Months of clearing the rhododendrons from alongside the moat will offer more views of the castle from this side. It also means that emerging bluebells can now take centre stage.. 

Today Adam and Carl have been cutting and removing a storm damaged tree.

The emerging bluebells should be in full bloom by the end of the month and our tulips are in their early stages. Until they are ready, we still have the last of the daffodils and magnolias to admire.

Fiona, George and Jamie have been tidying the azalea garden ready for early May when we expect it to really come into its own.

Spring is a fantastic time to visit our themed gardens and managed woodland. We would love to see photos of you and your family enjoying your day, so please tag us on Facebook, Instagram or twitter.

We hope you have enjoyed this ‘behind the scenes’ look at our work and we look forward to introducing you to more friendly faces and further projects over the coming months.

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