Freezing conditions and heavy rain haven’t deterred their efforts to get the hyacinths and tulips in the ground ahead of the Christmas break so they’re ready to bloom next spring from March to May. Continue reading…
Den building, tractor cleaning and dry stone walling are just some of the kids’ activities on offer at Dyrham Park during the summer holidays.
The National Trust team is putting on more than 50 activities throughout the six-week school holidays and is a great place to tick off things from the popular 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ challenge.
Dyrham Den Building at Dyrham Park (c) National Trust / Beth Weston
Just a stone’s throw away from the cities of Bath and Bristol, Dyrham Park has 270 acres of parkland, large formal garden and 17th-century house to explore.
An ambitious project to transform Dyrham Park’s West Garden is gathering pace.
Inspired by a 17th-century engraving, the National Trust team of gardeners has set to work recreating some elements of the former garden, with a modern twist.
Dyrham Park West Garden (C)National Trust – Barry Batchelor
This recent phase began during the major conservation project to replace the leaking roof on the house last year, with new flower beds being marked out on the previously plain lawns. Visitors to the temporary roof-top walkway in the scaffolding were able to get a first glimpse and impressive aerial view of this work.
The scaffolding which has covered Dyrham Park for a year is coming off with a 100 tonne crane lifting off the huge sections which formed the scaffolding roof over the house.
The crane marks a significant moment in the £3.8 million project by the National Trust to save Dyrham Park by replacing the roof and making repairs to the stonework by removing the scaffolding roof and allowing the building to stand up to the weather itself once more. Continue reading…
Anybody taking a final chance to visit the rooftop walkway at Dyrham Park this month may just spot something unusual – a large red sleigh full of Christmas presents has appeared on the roof.
Father Christmas has visited Dyrham Park early this year, and thanks to the fully accessible walkway – which closes on 20 December – visitors can get a good view of his sleigh and a reindeer. Continue reading…
Dyrham Park is known for its impressive views, but visitors were able to see something totally different as a 100 tonne crane arrived on site.
The crane arrived 23 March and will be at the National Trust house until 24 March– lifting large trusses onto the scaffolding to form a protective temporary cover for the building while the 150 year old roof on Dyrham Park is replaced. Continue reading…