Already famous for its outstanding beauty, history and coastal scenery, Pembrokeshire boasts a breathtakingly beautiful garden where our temperate climate encourages the development of many rare and exotic trees and plants from around the globe.
Each providing a show of vibrant colours, enchanting perfumes, and stunning vistas,Picton Castle and Gardens is one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Great Gardens of West Wales.
Much like the castle building itself, the 40 acres of magical gardens of Picton are a fusion over many centuries of different gardening styles and periods and always a pleasure to behold.
With more than 40 acres of informal woodlands, walks, extensive lawns, a scented walled garden and a Mediterranean garden, and with one of the largest private collection of plants in Wales, Picton is also home to dozens of rare, endangered conifers from as far away as Taiwan and Australia, keeping species alive as their natural habitat declines.
A beautiful hybrid, Picton’s Castle originated in the 13th century with a splendid Georgian wing added in the 1790s. A treasured family home for over 700 years, guided tours commence in the medieval castle, elegantly remodelled with fine plasterwork and featuring magnificent fireplaces by Sir Henry Cheere, through to the White and Gold Drawing Room with its opulent French furnishings, then down to the Victorian kitchen collection and finishing in the 13th century vaulted undercroft.
Centred on the Victorian courtyard are the Picton Art Galleries, a quality Gift Shop, The Lumsden Collection of Antique and Vintage Lawnmowers and popular Deli and Restaurant ‘Marias@Picton’ which recently catered for HRH Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their visit here.
Picton Castle and Gardens has also become well known for hosting annual events including its summer Country Fair, Christmas Markets, Antiques and Wedding Fayres and Family Fun Days.
For more information and to plan your visit please visit www.pictoncastle.co.uk