Our work

Care for a cider?

We do.
As well as over 50 acres of traditionally managed orchards and hundreds of years of cider making heritage on the Killerton estate.

Every autumn months of apple harvesting culminates in a two day family festival to mark National Apple Day.

Click the picture to take a look at our short film and hear the story behind our annual cider and apple festival.

Looking after wildlife

Roe deer graze Ashclyst Forest on the Killerton estate

As one of the Trust's largest working estates, we look after a lot of natural habitats. We strive to maintain our woodlands, orchards, farmland and countryside as an environment that supports a rich diversity of wildlife.

Veteran trees

We look after a number of very important and some of the oldest trees in the UK.
Download this trail to out where you can see them.

Nature friendly food

Killerton is a working farming estate and home to nearly 20 tenant farms including a community farm. We work closely with them to source ingredients for our restaurant and host monthly farmers' markets.

Award-winning garden

We look after a famous hillside garden full of innumerable record-breaking specimens. The rare shrubs, formal terrace, old ice-house and thatched `Bear´s Hut´ are just a few of our visitor's favourites.

House and collections conservation

Killerton costume conservation

Killerton costume conservation

Our skilled conservation team carry out regular checks for pests, light levels and delicately clean antiques to preserve them. Our historic fashion and textiles collection is conserved by our qualified costume curators. Every year, different pieces are carefully inspected and mounted for display for everyone to see and enjoy.