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National Poetry Day

 The 2nd of October is National Poetry Day. Why not get your Elvaston Castle thinking cap on and write a poem about the house and grounds.

Visit the estate gardens to get some inspiration.

Better still send us a photograph to accompany your creativity and we’ll publish the results on a new Elvaston Castle Poetry Page!

Message iconEmail entries to poetryday@everything

Subjects you can write about? Short or long – the trees, the gardens, the buildings, the history of the village, wildlife you see or just a memory of visit you once made to the great house in the trees.

You get poetic and we’ll publish the results. (Don’t worry, there’s no closing date for us, send an entry any time the inspiration takes you…)

Web link icon   Discover National Poetry Day web pages here…

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William the tree transplanter?

 William Who?

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.

Message iconInformation: Contact Elvaston Castle, tel: 01629 533870.
Booking essential, tel: 01629 533190.

(All event news courtesy of Derbyshire County Council)


Castle Creepy?

In our Company news-feed we are delighted to share information about events and occasions taking place at the Elvaston Country Park.

(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.
Message iconInformation contact: Elvaston Castle, tel: 01629 533870.

(All event news courtesy of Derbyshire County Council)