We're very proud of the work we do at Mount Stewart each day. Whether it be planting in the garden, serving you in the restaurant or answering your queries, we always try and put 100% into everything we do.
On this page you'll find out more about our current house conservation project, behind the scenes action and current news from the team at Mount Stewart.
Last year saw the beginning of a new journey at Mount Stewart. The house has just embarked on a three year project which will involve important conservation work to our Grade A listed building.
We have a dedicated page with lots of information about the project and the opportunity to learn more about the team behind the work we're doing.
Don't forget to have a look at our photo gallery too, there's plenty to see!
Keep up to date on all that's happening with our conservation project.
One of our Wednesday volunteers, Jill Russell, has been faithfully keeping a diary of her work.
It may be hard work, but it's fun! Discover what happens behind the scenes at our events.
Minister visits Mount Stewart
On 29 October, we welcomed Environment Minister Mark H Durkan to Mount Stewart, where he was given a behind-the-scenes tour of our £7m restoration project to bring the famous house, on the shores of Strangford Lough, back to its former glory.
Rescuing local wildlife
On 3 September a cygnet was taken to Jubilee Vets in Newtownards to have fishing tackle removed. It was later released at Glastry to rejoin its family. Without the intervention of the Strangford Lough team the cygnet would have died.
Thank you to members of the community who contacted us about this.
It highlights the risks associated with litter in the countryside and its impact on our native wildlife.
Clipping away at cancer
Yew clippings from our topiary are being used in the manufacture of anti-cancer drugs.
The intricate yew topiary at Mount Stewart has delighted visitors for decades, but the trees are more than just attractive designs, the topiary is rich in allegory with creatures from Celtic myth and historical symbols from the region all represented.
Behind the scenes
All the waste water we flush down sinks, toilets, and drains at Mount Stewart runs back into Strangf…
Mount Stewart is now keeping warm with the help of a new biomass boiler that burns locally-sourced w…
Helped by the unique microclimate on the Ards peninsula, Mount Stewart manages the largest plant col…