Our work

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We never stop looking after Dyrham...

Maintaining the park

  • Looking after the herd of fallow deer
  • Maintaining almost 3 miles of Cotswold dry stone walls
  • Planting and protecting thousands of trees
  • Preserving and enhancing the landscape for ever, for everyone

Gardening all year

  • Clipping, mowing, weeding, edging and much, much more
  • Restoring elements of the 17th-century garden
  • Planting thousands of bulbs for the spring
  • Maintaining the benches, ponds, hedges and perry pear orchard

Housework heaven

  • Keeping a close eye on Dyrham's historic collection
  • Conserving the fragile contents for future generations
  • Restoring and protecting beautiful works of art
  • Researching the history of the house

Watch the feeding of the deer in winter

Although the deer are able to look after themselves through much of the year, our team of rangers helps them survive the coldest months by supplementing their natural grazing.

They are fed special 'sheep nuts' - the 200-strong herd consumes a large sack of these every day. When there is snow on the ground and grass is therefore unavailable, feeding is increased to twice a day, with the addition of hay.