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A magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil garden lie at the heart of this historic parkland.

Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.

Saltram was home to the Parker family from 1743, when an earlier mansion was remodelled to reflect the family’s increasingly prominent position. It's magnificently decorated, with original contents including Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings (several by Sir Joshua Reynolds). It also has a superb country house library and Robert Adam’s Neo-classical Saloon.

Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.

The garden is mostly 19th century, with a working 18th-century orangery and follies, beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees providing year-round interest.

Saltram summer fete

Browse the food stalls selling local produce at our summer fete

Browse the food stalls selling local produce at our summer fete

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July, 10am-4pm

Enjoy the sunshine at Saltram this July with our summer fete. Come and join us for a weekend of summery festivities in the garden and stables.

Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy with a stunning array of handmade crafts on sale, as well as local food stalls with Tamar Grow Local. Play traditional games on the garden lawn, listen to a talk in the Orangery, and watch a performance from the Arrow Barrows on Sunday.

Members free. Garden admission for non-members (adult £5.70, child £3)

What's coming up

  • Thu 19 June - Thu 31 July - Synaesthesia exhibition by Plymouth College of Art and dBs Music in the Orangery
  • Sat 2 August - 50 things activity day in the park and garden
  • Sun 17 August - 'George's Marvellous Medicine' outdoor theatre production in the garden by Illyria theatre company
  • Sat 13 September - Heritage open day in the house and garden
  • Until Sun 2 November - By the book exhibition in the house highlighting Saltram's impressive book collection

Treat yourself to tea

Have a break to soak up the atmosphere as you explore the garden by stopping off in our new Edwardian-style chapel tea-room for a cup of tea, a slice of homemade cake or a light lunch.

Open daily from 11am-4.30pm

Keep in touch

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