The National Trust team at Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close opened its doors for the 2017 season on the 11 March with a new exhibition and shop.
The National Trust shop at Stourhead reopens its door after having its first refit since it opened 15 years ago.
Stourhead shop opened its doors for the first time in May 2002 in a new purpose built building and despite welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, the shop has largely been untouched.
The Stourhead team are looking for more volunteers to help care for, and share the story of, the Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden.
Stourhead, a National Trust property in Wiltshire, is witnessing the first signs of autumn colour beginning to appear across the garden and wider estate.
The National Trust team at Stourhead, in Wiltshire, are working with experts from Cliveden Conservation to restore the worn lettering to a quote written by Alexander Pope in the first half of the 18th century and carved into the curved marble slab situated in the Grotto .
This autumn the National Trust at Stourhead, Wiltshire, is hosting an aerial performance of ‘Red Threads’ by the talented Whispering Wood Folk.
The event, taking place on the 16 October at 2pm, will welcome the arrival of autumn and celebrate the wonderful display that nature creates in the Stourhead garden during the season.
Scientists from the ‘Eye Tracking Collective.landscape architecture’ at the Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences in Germany are working with the National Trust’s Stourhead in Wiltshire to study how visitors to the world-famous garden interact with the landscape around them.
The National Trust team at Stourhead has commissioned Holy Well Glass, based in Wells, to carry out repairs and conservation work to the lunette window in the library in Stourhead House.
The lunette window was painted by Francis Eginton in 1803 and is based on Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’ depicting the greatest thinkers of the classical world. It was commissioned by Richard Colt Hoare and designed specifically for Stourhead.
A sculpture workshop hosted by the National Trust and local artists the ‘Scraptors’ is to be held at Stourhead. The workshop is designed to inspire and create the latest in a series of sculptures commemorating the impact of the First World War on the local community.
A warm September and unremarkable summer could hold the secret to one of the most spectacular autumn colour seasons at Stourhead in Wiltshire.
The National Trust gardeners at Stourhead are hopeful that the trees and shrubs have benefitted from the gentle British summer this year and are set to put on a beautiful display around the lake at Stourhead.