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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.

Go wild outside

Have you made a grass trumpet yet as one of your 50 things?

Have you made a grass trumpet yet as one of your 50 things?

Saturday 2 August

Get active and get outdoors at Saltram this Saturday.

See how many of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ you can tick off with our 50 things activity day from 12-3pm in the park and garden. Pick up a scrapbook from the welcome centre then get going with our range of guided and self-led activities.

Come to the launch of our brand new play area, created in partnership with Plymouth City Council and Stepping Stones to Nature, and be one of the first to play on the new equipment.

Try stand up paddleboarding with a session from 10am-12pm on the estuary with Mountbatten Centre. Call 01752 404567 for more information and to book a place. 

What's coming up

  • Fri 1, 15 and 29 August - Wild in the woods activities and games at the Forest School
  • Tue 5, 12, 19 and 26 August - Inquisitive insects tour finding out about creepy crawlies in the 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
  • Sun 28 September - Michaelmas fayre pressing apples from Saltram's orchard
  • Sat 11 October - Funghi foray searching for mushrooms on the estate
  • 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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