We recently published a date for your diary, 26th October, for a planned consultation event at Elvaston Castle. This has now changed.
The event, at the Gothic Hall Elvaston, has now been re-arranged for Sunday 30th November from 10.00am until 3.00pm.
The Elvaston Castle team have apologised for the movement of the date, but are still looking forward to being on hand to get your feedback and counsel on the proposed Heritage Lottery Fund bid.
See you there?
With the temperature getting a bit more seasonal, but with plenty of sunshine still lighting up the footpaths, then now is the time to think about dusting of the waterproof jacket and polishing those walking boots.
The National Trust have just published a new book for the leisure walker, Great British Walks, which features some of the choicest landscape and countryside walks in the UK.
If the wandering bug has started to bite, you can view the details of this new title and purchase a copy on-line from the National Trust Bookshop. (…would make a great Christmas present).
Don’t forget to join William the Tree Transplanter on Sunday 12th October 2014 at Elvaston Castle Country Park.
This is a great opportunity to stroll throughout the grounds of Elvaston Castle and enjoy the fruits of William Barron‘s efforts and to discover ‘The British Winter Garden’ he created for the 4th Earl of Harrington.
“William Barron’s work at Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, the seat of the Earls of Harrington, became famous when the gardens were opened to the public during the 1850s. Working with his employers, Barron utilised a variety of landscape gardening techniques including the provision of topiary, rockwork, a lake and hundreds of trees, many of which were transplanted great distances, to transform the grounds into a private chivalric fantasy realm.
Subsequently, with the support of the Stanhopes, Barron utilised this knowledge and experience to develop careers as nurseryman, tree transplanter, and landscape gardener receiving multiple private and public commissions including some for major urban parks such as Peel Park, Macclesfield (1854)”.
Abstract from William Barron (1805 – 1891) & Nineteenth Century British Arboriculture: Evergreens in Victorian Industrialising Society – Paul Elliott et al, The Journal of the Garden History Society, 2007
You can locate Elvaston Country Park here… a great place to walk anytime!
A gentle incline of fundraising and development consultation is starting to rise out of the wooded landscape at Elvaston Castle.
The date above, Sunday 26th October, offers you the chance to look at funding and development proposals, as well as speak to members of the project team at Elvaston.
Why not come along and have your say…the team will be in attendance from 10.30am to 3.00pm at the Gothic Hall.
“We’re planning a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to start securing the future of Elvaston.
If you’d like to find out more about what this means and view the proposals, chat to the project team and leave your comments, come along to a special event on Sunday 26 October, between 10.30am to 3pm at the Gothic Hall, Elvaston Castle, DE72 3EP.
No need to book – just drop in”.
Text courtesy of the website futureelvaston.co.uk
Did you know that there will be an international celebration of Robin Hood in Nottinghamshire this month?
October 25th 2014 has been designated the day for the main event. There will be plenty to celebrate in Nottingham of course, with businesses offering Robin Hood food, retail promotions and the landscape of the city will be awash with Sherwood Green, we have no doubt.
If you can’t get to Sherwood Forest, never fear. Why not don your green garb and visit Elvaston Country Park. There the landscape is full of trees and grassland, echoing the wild nature of the English forest.
While you cavort with the children in the treescape, get aunties, uncles and grandparents to visit the listed formal gardens for a smoother, quieter experience.
Whatever your taste in food or drink, why not bring along a Friar Tuck picnic basket to Elvaston Castle, you can be assured of a pleasant time in the Castle setting?
Below we have listed some links to other interesting web sites and articles on International Robin Hood Day.
Make yours an Elvaston Day any day, it’s always great!
You can locate Elvaston Country Park here.
Read about Robin Hood Day in the Nottingham Post here.
Sunday 12 October 2014, 2 to 3.30 pm
Take a gentle stroll in the grounds of Elvaston and find out about its many exotic trees. Take a look into Elvaston’s past at a time when it had over 80 gardeners!
You will be amazed by stories of William Barron’s tree-transplanter and how he created a ‘winter garden’ for the fourth Earl of Harrington and his Countess on a floodplain for the River Derwent.
Meet: Elvaston Castle main car park.
Length: Two miles.
Equipment: Suitable clothing and footwear.
Cost: Adults: £3.20, Children/Concessions: £1.60, Under fives: Free. Car parking charges apply.
Information: Contact Elvaston Castle, tel: 01629 533870.
Booking essential, tel: 01629 533190.
(All event news courtesy of Derbyshire County Council)
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(You can find the Elvaston Castle setting and location here).
Elvaston’s Creepy Castle Capers!
Sunday 26 October 2014, 11am to 3pm
Come if you dare! We have it covered (literally). Rain or shine Halloween is happening here at Elvaston Castle. With ghosts and gargoyles, pumpkins and potions, we promise plenty of spooky crafts, games and activities for all the family. Fancy dress competition judged at 2pm.
Meet: Elvaston Castle cobbled courtyard .
Equipment: Dress for the occasion.
Cost: Children £3 entry fee, Adults free if accompanying a child. Parking charges apply.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Information contact: Elvaston Castle, tel: 01629 533870.
(All event news courtesy of Derbyshire County Council)