Getting ready for the big day!

Final preparations are being made at Sulgrave Manor for the Wedding Showcase on February 25th, 11 am to 3 pm. Our Wedding Co-ordinators, Sarah-Louise and Alexandra, wanted to create a bespoke event for couples to envision their own wedding day at Sulgrave, filled with inspiration! With us on the day are our own recommended suppliers to give couples an indication of whats on offer, including caterers, photographers, wedding dressing and a ‘Hoof Booth’! See our Suppliers page for more information.

FREE tickets available here.

Don’t forget to click attending on our facebook events for the latest information:http://ow.ly/r10530hIqfi

Final preparations are being made at Sulgrave Manor for the Wedding Showcase on February 25th, 11 am to 3 pm. Our Wedding Co-ordinators, Sarah-Louise and Alexandra, wanted to create a bespoke event for couples to envision their own wedding day at Sulgrave, filled with inspiration! With us on the day are our own recommended suppliers to give couples an indication of whats on offer, including caterers, photographers, wedding dressing and a ‘Hoof Booth’! See our Suppliers page for more information.

FREE tickets available here.

Don’t forget to click attending on our facebook events for the latest information:http://ow.ly/r10530hIqfi


Welcome our new gardener to the team!

​As the new year begins, we have welcomed a new face to our team… Patrick Green who has become our Head Gardener! We are very excited for all the new updates to be made to the garden in the year ahead.

​As the new year begins, we have welcomed a new face to our team… Patrick Green who has become our Head Gardener! We are very excited for all the new updates to be made to the garden in the year ahead.


Happy New Year!

From everyone at Sulgrave Manor, we would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! We hope you have had a relaxing Christmas holiday with family and friends. There are plenty of exciting events upcoming in 2018 which will shortly be listed on our website and we can’t wait to welcome you back when we open in April.

From everyone at Sulgrave Manor, we would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! We hope you have had a relaxing Christmas holiday with family and friends. There are plenty of exciting events upcoming in 2018 which will shortly be listed on our website and we can’t wait to welcome you back when we open in April.


Goodbye to Santa!

That’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone for visiting Santa’s Grotto at Sulgrave Manor this year. A special thank you for all the hard work of our staff, especially Jackie and Steve for their countless hours constructing the fantastic Grotto from scratch. The Grotto is now closed for 2017, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

That’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone for visiting Santa’s Grotto at Sulgrave Manor this year. A special thank you for all the hard work of our staff, especially Jackie and Steve for their countless hours constructing the fantastic Grotto from scratch. The Grotto is now closed for 2017, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!


Let it snow.. at Sulgrave!

In the exciting lead up to Christmas, most of the UK saw a heavy snowfall this weekend including Sulgrave Manor which has looked stunning in the blanket of snow. Postponed from 10th December to Thursday 21st December 2017 two screenings at 2pm and 3pm of the magical ‘The Snowman’ with live music provided by Fiori Musicali and in association with Smooth Moves. There is still time to book: fiori-musicali.com/events/the-snowman-3pm

In the exciting lead up to Christmas, most of the UK saw a heavy snowfall this weekend including Sulgrave Manor which has looked stunning in the blanket of snow. Postponed from 10th December to Thursday 21st December 2017 two screenings at 2pm and 3pm of the magical ‘The Snowman’ with live music provided by Fiori Musicali and in association with Smooth Moves. There is still time to book: fiori-musicali.com/events/the-snowman-3pm


Congratulations to the Chair of Trustees!

Congratulations to Norman Hudson, Chairman of Country Houses Foundation, for winning the Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Hero Award 2017 for Outstanding Contribution. We are so pleased to have Norman as Chair of Trustees at Sulgrave Manor at such an exciting time in our development!

Congratulations to Norman Hudson, Chairman of Country Houses Foundation, for winning the Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Hero Award 2017 for Outstanding Contribution. We are so pleased to have Norman as Chair of Trustees at Sulgrave Manor at such an exciting time in our development!


Sulgrave’s Collections Review

We are so excited to welcome our new volunteer collection team Emma and Clare, who are helping us discover more about the items in our care. One of our favourite objects they have researched so far is the ‘smokers tongs’ - used to hold a peat from the fire to light a gentlemen’s pipe!

We are so excited to welcome our new volunteer collection team Emma and Clare, who are helping us discover more about the items in our care. One of our favourite objects they have researched so far is the ‘smokers tongs’ - used to hold a peat from the fire to light a gentlemen’s pipe!


Could you be the Pump-king carver of Sulgrave?

Sugrave Manor has been visited by some eerie witches and wizards who have taken over the Manor. Make sure you come on one of our guided tours if you dare to hear some spooky tales in the Great Hall. Learn to brew your own special potion in the Kitchen and take some magic home with your own potion! Celebrate All Hallows Eve in true style by carving your own pumpkin to take home. With many pumpkins grown on-site at Sulgrave Manor, it’s a great souvenir to decorate your home with. Post your creations on social media with the tag #sulgravmanor and we may feature you on our page!

Wicked Wednesday & Phantom Phursday are on 25th & 26th Oct. 10am - 3pm. Check out our events page for more info!

Don’t make the grave mistake of missing out on this fantastic two-day event!

Sugrave Manor has been visited by some eerie witches and wizards who have taken over the Manor. Make sure you come on one of our guided tours if you dare to hear some spooky tales in the Great Hall. Learn to brew your own special potion in the Kitchen and take some magic home with your own potion! Celebrate All Hallows Eve in true style by carving your own pumpkin to take home. With many pumpkins grown on-site at Sulgrave Manor, it’s a great souvenir to decorate your home with. Post your creations on social media with the tag #sulgravmanor and we may feature you on our page!

Wicked Wednesday & Phantom Phursday are on 25th & 26th Oct. 10am - 3pm. Check out our events page for more info!

Don’t make the grave mistake of missing out on this fantastic two-day event!


Rejuvenating the Rose Garden

This week in the Gardens, the volunteer team have been working hard to rejuvenate the Rose Garden to a Parterre. The roses will be replaced with Yew Cones and balls, in the summer tulips and summer flowers will be added to match the sunshine. Thank you to the team for their hard work and make we can’t wait to see the results!

This week in the Gardens, the volunteer team have been working hard to rejuvenate the Rose Garden to a Parterre. The roses will be replaced with Yew Cones and balls, in the summer tulips and summer flowers will be added to match the sunshine. Thank you to the team for their hard work and make we can’t wait to see the results!


Harvesting for Halloween

Our volunteers have been busy in the garden this week harvesting the pumpkins in preparation for Halloween! So far the team has gathered over thirty pumpkins, so there will be plenty for the carving competition this year. Now the pumpkins will be held in the greenhouse to fully ripen and then stored in a cool, dark place ready for their time to shine on October 25th & 26th at our Wicked Wednesday and Phantom Phursday.

Thank you to the team for all their hard work! If you ever want to find out more about our gardens at Sulgrave have a chat with the garden team and they’ll be happy to help, they’re a very friendly bunch.

Our volunteers have been busy in the garden this week harvesting the pumpkins in preparation for Halloween! So far the team has gathered over thirty pumpkins, so there will be plenty for the carving competition this year. Now the pumpkins will be held in the greenhouse to fully ripen and then stored in a cool, dark place ready for their time to shine on October 25th & 26th at our Wicked Wednesday and Phantom Phursday.

Thank you to the team for all their hard work! If you ever want to find out more about our gardens at Sulgrave have a chat with the garden team and they’ll be happy to help, they’re a very friendly bunch.


Anyone for Nettle Soup?

There are only a few places left on our outdoor Tudor cookery workshop on 30th July!

If you’d like to churn your own butter​, make your own oatcakes and eat them all in the beautiful gardens at Sulgrave then call us on 01295 760 205 and choose option 2.

See our Adult Classes webpage for more details about the workshop.

There are only a few places left on our outdoor Tudor cookery workshop on 30th July!

If you’d like to churn your own butter​, make your own oatcakes and eat them all in the beautiful gardens at Sulgrave then call us on 01295 760 205 and choose option 2.

See our Adult Classes webpage for more details about the workshop.


Sir Wiliam crowned winner of the Tudor Joust!

At our Midsummer Tudor Fair Sir William, the dashing knight fought the wicked Lord Pendragon in the joust. Lord Pendragon tried to trick Sir William many times but in the end, the brave Sir William was crowned the winner! A fantastic day!

At our Midsummer Tudor Fair Sir William, the dashing knight fought the wicked Lord Pendragon in the joust. Lord Pendragon tried to trick Sir William many times but in the end, the brave Sir William was crowned the winner! A fantastic day!


Family Wednesday for Holiday fun

Join Meg and Amy, Mr Lawrence Washington’s servants, to discover how the eleven Washington children lived and played at the Manor in Tudor times. Wednesday 31st May.

Join Meg and Amy, Mr Lawrence Washington’s servants, to discover how the eleven Washington children lived and played at the Manor in Tudor times. Wednesday 31st May.


Family Connections

This week we welcomed Marjorie Gaestel from the board of Directors at Happy Retreat, West Virginia, to Sulgrave. Happy Retreat was the home of Charles, George Washington’s brother. We learned so much about the wider Washington family thanks to Marjorie’s research and some fascinating facts which we will now be able to share with our visitors.

This week we welcomed Marjorie Gaestel from the board of Directors at Happy Retreat, West Virginia, to Sulgrave. Happy Retreat was the home of Charles, George Washington’s brother. We learned so much about the wider Washington family thanks to Marjorie’s research and some fascinating facts which we will now be able to share with our visitors.


Our Wedding Season has Officially Started

It must be the start of the Wedding Season as our Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’ is in full flower.​ Not the simplest plant name, but a beautiful addition to any garden. Come and see ours flowering this weekend.

It must be the start of the Wedding Season as our Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’ is in full flower.​ Not the simplest plant name, but a beautiful addition to any garden. Come and see ours flowering this weekend.


Snow in May?

Although its not quite the weather for a picnic in our lovely garden, a warm welcome awaits our visitors to the Courtyard Tea Room over the Bank Holiday weekend.​

Although its not quite the weather for a picnic in our lovely garden, a warm welcome awaits our visitors to the Courtyard Tea Room over the Bank Holiday weekend.​


New Visitors at Sulgrave!

This holiday why not try your hand at our Ladybird trail and spot our seasonal visitors around the garden. ​When you’ve finished have a go at some Easter crafts and games.

This holiday why not try your hand at our Ladybird trail and spot our seasonal visitors around the garden. ​When you’ve finished have a go at some Easter crafts and games.


Thinking about a Whimsical Wedding?

Plans are well underway for our Whimsical Wedding Fair, on 2nd April. If you are looking for inspiration come and see our beautifully decorated barn and try some tasty treats from our range of exciting stands. If you are sue about music for your big day, don’t worry, we will even have bands playing to inspire you.

Plans are well underway for our Whimsical Wedding Fair, on 2nd April. If you are looking for inspiration come and see our beautifully decorated barn and try some tasty treats from our range of exciting stands. If you are sue about music for your big day, don’t worry, we will even have bands playing to inspire you.


Birthday visit to Sulgrave

23rd February was George Washington’s Birthday and we will be marking the occasion with a visit by a group from nearby RAF Croughton. Visitors will be looked after by the Amercian Scouts, also based at Croughton.

23rd February was George Washington’s Birthday and we will be marking the occasion with a visit by a group from nearby RAF Croughton. Visitors will be looked after by the Amercian Scouts, also based at Croughton.