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.