News: Gardens


20 Star Plants

The Millennium Garden’s top 20 plants We’re celebrating 20 years of the stunning Millennium Garden – our wild, one-acre contemporary landscape designed by world-renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf. There may be hundreds of plants set within the colourful borders but which ones are the stars to look out for? Head Gardener, Jonathan Pearce, gives us his top 20.… Read more »

August 28, 2020


Millennium Garden

Spellbinding Norfolk garden celebrates 20 years “Pensthorpe remains one of the best places to see Oudolf’s work on a large scale…” The Telegraph, 4th July 2020.   The Millennium Garden is many things: breathtaking, creative, colourful, meditative and restorative. It’s also 20 years old, having been planted to launch during the summer of the Millennium.… Read more »

August 6, 2020


The first day of spring

After such a wet and windy winter, and what is going on in the world at the moment, everybody needs a little cheer and a great deal of joy which spring can bring us. This blog is designed to not only celebrate the official beginning of spring, but to hopefully inspire those of you who… Read more »

March 20, 2020


Interview with Sculptor Jenny Pickford

Sculptor Jenny Pickford talks about nature as her inspiration and being ‘blown away’ by Pensthorpe ahead of six-week exhibition   We are so excited to be welcoming some of Jenny Pickford’s nature-inspired glass and steel sculptures to Pensthorpe for a new six-week exhibition from Saturday 31st August. Her works, which are inspired by plants and stand over… Read more »

July 30, 2019


National Gardening Week

Discover more about edible plants and celebrate National Gardening Week With one of the country’s biggest gardening celebrations underway, it is the perfect time to get outside and reconnect with nature. National Gardening Week runs from Monday 29th April to Sunday 5th May 2019 and to celebrate we caught up with our head gardener, Jonathan, to find out about what… Read more »

April 26, 2019


Nature for health & wellbeing

I was recently asked to write a blog for our website covering my thoughts on embracing nature as a tool for healing and wellbeing.  Gracious, I thought – that’s easy! I am always banging on about the feel-good factor gained by being outdoors in nature; but it’s been a bit of a challenge.  In fact,… Read more »

March 14, 2019