Posts By: clairethefish

The Great Wentworth Feud

Posted by & filed under Latest News.

Find out more about the great 18th century feud which left South Yorkshire with two magnificent country houses with frustratingly similar names!  

Spectacular finish to autumn

Posted by & filed under Latest News.

When the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it’s a great time of year to wrap up, pull on a pair of wellies and discover the joys of autumn at Wentworth Castle Gardens. Just when the flowers start to lose their summer colour, the majestic trees take over with shades of gold, orange and… Read more »

The Conservatory begins to bloom

Posted by & filed under Conservatory News.

This winter we have been learning how to care for our new glasshouse and the conservatory plants - to help out our Gardens team have been to visit the staff at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield for some training and we have also been in touch with the experts at Edinburgh Botanical Gardens for some… Read more »

First glass restoration work!

Posted by & filed under Conservatory News, Latest News.

It’s been a long time coming, but piece by piece our Victorian Conservatory is returning to Wentworth Castle.  The first metal work returned to site in April with the supporting columns.  These had all had to be re-cast as the originals had been almost totally destroyed by the passage of time. Once the supports were… Read more »

Iron work starts to return

Posted by & filed under Conservatory News, Latest News.

The Victorian Conservatory Starts to Return The  restoration of the fragile Victorian conservatory at Wentworth Castle has taken a significant step this month.  The first parts of the conservatory’s iron frame have started to return to the site after spending the past seven months undergoing detailed restoration at Shepley Engineers in Shafton, Barnsley. The frame… Read more »

Easter Activities

Posted by & filed under Latest News.

The weather looks dry over the Easter weekend and we are really happy that our Easter Programme of events will be going ahead with just a few changes following this week’s heavy snowfall.  The Easter Bunny will be based in St James Hall - but will still be challenging younger visitors to find the Easter… Read more »

Sunday 27th January

Posted by & filed under Latest News.

What a difference a day makes!  Snow is melting fast and we are open as normal today. Wellies and boots still recommended though.   House Tour at 2.30pm. Please watch out for updates on our Facebook and Twitter sites.  (@wcgtrust)