An enchanting 13th century castle surrounded by a spectacular 40 acre RHS Partner Garden, Picton Castle and Gardens is full of surprises for all the family.
Take a tour of the castle, discover its rich history and admire the elegant rooms with their magnificent fireplaces and fine works of art, including the controversial ‘Picton Renoir which was recently featured on the BBC’s series of Fake or Fortune.
The stunning gardens contain rare trees and plant collections from around the world and and includes one of the largest and most magnificent rhododendrons in the world – Old Port. Shady woodlands, an exotic jungle garden and colourful walled garden packed with medicinal herbs and Mediterranean flowers, thrive alongside living willow dens, family trails with fairy doors and an engaging adventure playground. The wildlife is abundant and there’s plenty of space to run or simply relax on a garden seat and enjoy the tranquility.
Picton is also home to The Welsh Owl Garden, The Mansion of Mystery with its Time Machine Challenge and boasts a delightful art gallery, a Lawnmower Museum, an exceptional gift shop, plants for sale and Maria’s@Picton – a hugely popular Courtyard Restaurant and Deli.
Open all year round, an impressive schedule of events complements this award-winning castle and garden for all seasons. Dogs on leads are always welcome.
Picton Castle originated in the 13th century, with a splendid Georgian wing added in the 1790s and was a treasured family home for over 700 years.