Castor House named a winner in Perennial’s HortAid-20 Gardening Competition

We’re delighted to announce that Castor House in Peterborough and owners Ian and Claire Winfrey have been named as winners in this year’s Perennial’s HortAid-20 Gardening Competition in the ‘Garden that normally opens via the National Garden Scheme’ category.

Billed as the largest ever virtual garden competition, the ten categories were judged by a panel of top gardeners including; Perennial President Alan Titchmarsh MBE, Rachel de Thame, Ann-Marie Powell, James Wong, Jim Buttress, Jo Whiley, Lee Connelly (The Skinny Jean Gardener), Lesley Watson and Michael Perry.

Castor House has 12 acres of gardens and woodland. Created on a slope that was terraced and redesigned in 2010 the garden includes Italianate spring fed ponds and stream gardens. There’s a potager with greenhouse and exotic borders as well as a willow arbour and woodland garden.  A peony and prunus walk along with rose and cottage gardens, ‘Hot’ double border, stumpery, and an orchard in walled gardens make it a garden for all seasons and all tastes. Discover more about Castor House, which has planned open days for the National Garden Scheme in June and August 2021, here


To find out more about other competition winners click here.

For more on the National Garden Scheme’s support of Perennial, the charity for people in horticulture, click here

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