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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.

Summer at Saltram

Saltram garden is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine with the family

Saltram garden is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine with the family

The holidays are here and the sun has got it's hat on so join us at Saltram for the perfect day out this summer.

We have events and activities every day of the week with organised games on the lawn, teddy bear's picnics, cooking in the great kitchen, ceramic painting and so much more. In fact, with so much going on we thought we'd make it easy for you to organise your day out with a handy fridge planner to download.

Local producers and crafts return to our lawns again for this year's Garden Party on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July. Stroll, browse and taste your way around the garden with over thirty stalls and a weekend of entertainment from the Arrow Barrows and the Calstock Rubber Band Inner Tubes.

A summer at Saltram wouldn't be complete without an evening of open air theatre and Illyria deliver once again with their spectacular adaptation of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Blankets and picnics will add to this idyllic evening, stretched out on the lawn on Saturday 1 August.


What's coming up

  • Discover Saltram house every day of the week © NT images

    Saltram every day

    The house opens daily from 28 Feb, 11-4.30pm

  • Visitors enjoy local food producers in the front of the house at Saltram © National Trust/Rebecca Wickes

    Garden Party

     Craft and food stalls with entertainment all weekend in the garden, 25 & 26 Jul

  • Game on! in the garden is just one of the planned activities this summer © National Trust/Rebecca Wickes

    Summer holiday fun

    With family activities every day of the week through August, add Saltram to your summer planner

  • Get outdoors and closer to nature in Saltram park © Gwen Aspinall

    Wild in the woods

    Forest school fun in the park Fri 31 July

  • Eavesdrop on the Earl and his friends at Scandal  © National Trust

    Scandal & Romance

    Evening tours with narration and performances start on Friday 26 June

  • Expect lots of audience participation with Illyria open air theatre © Sword in the Stone

    Outdoor theatre

     Illyria join us in the garden with The Sorcerer's Apprentice, 1 Aug

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Sunny or soggy?

Open air theatre

 Roll up, roll up for this year's Illyria masterpiece, The Sorcerer's Apprentice in the beautiful surroundings of Saltram garden. Tickets are still available for Saturday 1 August, 6.30pm.