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The Cosmic Egg by Andrew Logan on display at National Trust’s Buckland Abbey

From the 19 February to 23 September 2018 visitors to Buckland Abbey in Devon will find something unexpected in the Great Barn this year. Sitting in the middle of the floor will be an enormous, glittering egg, created by sculptor and artist, Andrew Logan. The monumental sculpture, which will be on display in the historic...
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Crowds of Valentine blooms herald the beginning of spring with 32% more plants in flower than the same time last year

Gardens in Cornwall have seen an increase of 33% more blooms than last year and Devon have gone up by 31% Saltram closely followed by Knightshayes in Devon both have the most blooms out in any National Trust garden in the South West. We all want to be individual and stand out from the crowd...
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Archaeologists unearth remains to prove theory of Devon’s lost mansion

Archaeologists have uncovered remains of a large building on the National Trust’s Killerton estate. This significant find supports the theory that these are the remains of Killerton’s lost house; a grand mansion designed by renowned architect James Wyatt, the location of which has been lost for 240 years....
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Andrew Logan sculpture comes to Buckland Abbey

The Art of Reflection 1 July 2017 – February 2018 An exhibition of contemporary art by the renowned sculptor Andrew Logan will open on The Art of Reflection, Andrew Logan at Buckland Abbey interprets the history and spirit of the abbey in 18 Logan sculptures, placed in 13 selected locations throughout the house and gardens, including the Great Barn, Kitchen Garden...
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Secret camera footage of otters show signs of recovery at Penrose

National Trust rangers and volunteers have recently placed secret cameras to capture the activity of a group of otters at Penrose on the Lizard. The conservation charity is now hoping that the camera footage will prove that the otter population is starting to make a return to the area....
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Enchanting new christmas experience launches at Saltram

The team at Saltram are spending the next few days putting the finishing touches on their biggest and most enchanting Christmas yet.  The eighteenth century house and garden will be bringing to life fairy tales through the ages whilst also adding a new ‘must see’ for visitors, the illuminated garden. The historic garden will be...
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Saltram unveils £146k plans for improving multi-use pathways in parkland

The National Trust has teamed up with Sport England to invest £146,000 into the existing pathways at Saltram’s parkland to provide better access for their outdoor users. The parkland at Saltram already provides access to amazing countryside which is visited by hundreds of people, who both support the Trust and value the chance to experience...
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Making space for Nature at Trevose Head

  The National Trust has just launched a £250,000 fundraising campaign to help care for Trevose Head in North Cornwall. When the sale is completed in late September, one of the first things the Trust will be doing is undertaking a bio-survey of the existing habitats and wildlife increasing the understanding of what is currently...
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Francis Drake warts and all

A newly identified painting is thought to be the earliest known portrait of Francis Drake, now on display for first time at his Buckland Abbey home. The painting, believed to be the earliest likeness of Drake, will be on loan from a private collector, Dirk T. Griffin, for the next 12 months and will be...
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