Wentworth Castle Gardens

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Address and contact details
Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3ET
Tel: 01226 731269 (Gardens)
01226 776040 (Trust Office)
Web site: www.wentworthcastle.org
Latitude: 53° 31' 6" N
Longitude: 1° 30' 6" W`
Background to the collection
Year founded:1715 as Gardens
1978 as Botanical Collection
Ownership:Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust
Garden code:WENTW
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Heritage Director: Richard Evans
Head Gardener: Christopher Margrave
Contact person: Christopher Margrave
Total Staff:10
Total Horticultural Staff:5
Physical environment
Altitude:79-180 m
Soil type:Loam, acid, stony
Total area:16 ha (Pleasure Grounds)
Weather recordsNo records kept
Average annual:690 mm
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Castanea sativa of 400 years old, Araucaria araucana, Sequoiadendron giganteum
Special genera within the collections:
Rhododendron, Magnolia, Camellia
Special collections:
Rhododendron, NCCPG – 305 Species, 90 (1835-1918) Cultivars.
Magnolia, NCCPG – 39 Species.
Camellia x williamsii cultivars, NCCPG – 160 Cultivars.
Record Keeping:Kept since 1989
Record System:Access
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Library:Yes, books and specialist publications on the National Collections
Research facilities:No
Publications:Index seminum, garden guide
Identifications:Not Mentioned
Teaching and Education:Primary and public education, potential for vocational training and leisure learning
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, brochures
Friends Organisation:Yes
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:5,000
Public opening hours:See website for opening times
Guiding principles behind the collection
No formal written principle - for general research, education, conservation and amenity value.
Location map

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