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.


Our house team carry out regular conservation checks. Daily work includes looking for pests, checking light levels and delicately cleaning antiques to preserve them for the next generation.

Historic fashion

Every year, when the annual fashion exhibition is taken down, each garment is carefully inspected and cleaned by our expert costume team to ensure pieces are preserved for everyone to enjoy.

Nature friendly food

Killerton is a working farming estate and home to nearly 20 tenant farms. We work very closely with farmers and producers to source ingredients for the dishes in our restaurant and host monthly farmers' markets.

Community farm

The Broadclyst community farm, run by volunteers, has an aim to provide affordable food and educational opportunities. The community run farm provides Killerton Kitchen restaurant with fresh vegetables for our dishes.

Award-winning garden

Our head gardener Kate receiving the award

Our head gardener Kate receiving the award

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2012. To mark the occasion, and as a thank you for Killerton’s contribution over the years, NGS presented head gardener Kate a plaque for the garden.