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Spring in the Medieval Garden and Still Room 2016

Spring in the Medieval Garden and Still Room 2016

by Lin Saines, Medieval Garden Advisor and Still Room Consultant Everyone looks forward to Spring, the most keenly anticipated season of the year. In the Still Room of a Castle or Country House, with stores now running low after a harsh winter, spring would herald a new beginning.  Fresh flavours gathered from the Garden just … read more …

First posted in Featured, Medieval Garden, Rye Castle Museum on 5th April 2016
Last updated: 6th April 2016



Healing Herbs of War Throughout the Ages

Healing Herbs of War Throughout the Ages

Seen in our Medieval Garden and Ypres Castle Still Room by Lin Saines, Author of The Garden beyond the Tower: The Ypres Tower Still Room and Medieval Garden guidebook.  Thanks to Marttyn and Lin Saines for all the photos. For centuries, healing herbs including many to be seen in the Medieval Garden just outside Ypres … read more …

First posted in Featured, Medieval Garden, Ypres Tower Posts on 8th November 2015
Last updated: 8th November 2015



The Medieval Garden 2014

The Medieval Garden 2014

SPRING 2014 IN THE MEDIEVAL GARDEN AND STILL ROOM By Lin Saines, Medieval Garden Advisor   What a difference a year makes! This time last year the Women’s Tower within the Rye Castle Medieval Garden was a building site, as was the Garden itself. Overgrown, unable to be worked on and full of builders’ “stuff”. … read more …

First posted in Featured, Medieval Garden on 23rd March 2014
Last updated: 24th March 2014



Have you ever tried Sun Printing?

Have you ever tried Sun Printing?

It’s fun! Artist photographer Tim Mitchell taught children and their parents how to do it. They used plants in the Medieval Garden at the Ypres Tower and created bunting which will be on display when we open the Women’s Tower. Here are some photos taken during the workshops:

First posted in Children at the Museum, Medieval Garden, Past Events, WACOR, Ypres Tower Posts on 11th September 2013
Last updated: 2nd October 2013
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The Medieval Rose

The Medieval Rose

by Lin Saines, Rye Castle Medieval Garden Advisor  All photos © Lin Saines The Rose is frequently voted as the nation’s most popular flower, not surprisingly given the extraordinarily wide range of colours and forms available today. The Medieval Pleasure Garden also contained Roses that were considered of great importance, but for very different reasons. … read more …

First posted in Medieval Garden on 19th March 2013
Last updated: 26th March 2013



Medieval Garden 2012

Medieval Garden 2012

Medieval Garden Summer 2012 by Lin Saines, Medieval Garden Advisor     All photos ©Martyn Saines Our Medieval Garden is unfortunately completely closed this year, due to vital work required to the Women’s Tower situated within the Garden itself that has made the area directly around the Tower unsafe. I have found it rather disconcerting, when gathering … read more …

First posted in Medieval Garden on 23rd July 2012
Last updated: 24th March 2013



Medieval Garden at the Ypres Tower

Medieval Garden at the Ypres Tower

by Lin Saines, Medieval Garden Advisor Photos © Lin and Martyn Saines Hidden behind the steep walls of Rye Castle, and bonded into the substantial brickwork of both the Ypres and Women’s Towers, is an important reconstruction of a 15th century pleasure garden. First created in 1997-1998, the garden includes essential features from the medieval … read more …

First posted in Medieval Garden on 23rd November 2010
Last updated: 24th March 2013



The Stillroom in the Tower

The Stillroom in the Tower

Stillroom Thoughts by Lin Saines, Consultant, Medieval Garden All photos copyright Martyn Saines If – on an Autumn or early Winter’s night – you quietly opened the heavy, oaken door leading to a Still Room such as our own within the Ypres Tower, you would immediately smell that special scent of Christmas and the festive … read more …

First posted in Medieval Garden, Ypres Tower Posts on 4th October 2010
Last updated: 25th March 2013