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Notice: Restoration on King Alfred's Tower is still continuing and due to this the Tower is still closed.
Palladian mansion and world-famous landscape garden
When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.
Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian mansion is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.
Explore the 1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.
'Stourhead will never forget'
Tuesday 1-Wednesday 30 September
The Scraptors are a group of West Country artists, specialising in sculpture using recycled materials. This exciting project, funded by the Heritage Lottery, takes you on a journey around the Stourhead estate. Discover three sculptures each reflecting elements of Harry’s Story, illuminating the effect of WW1 on the local community.
A day in the woods: Hedgerow harvest
Wednesday 16 September, 10am-4pm
Join bushcraft expert Greg in Stourhead woods. Discover the natural treats the forest provides, and the skills needed to prepare them. You’ll learn about trees and fungi, medicinal plants and ways to use them. Lashings of tea and coffee and a bushcraft lunch are included. Adults £85, child £55 book your place on 01747 841152.
Sat 19 - Sun 27 September, 11am-5pm
Help support Stourhead's fundraising appeal, to restore the garden structures whilst enjoying a selection of artwork created by the Stourhead team and local artists. This exhibition will showcase a diverse range of styles and all works will be available for sale throughout.
Bring your dog
After 4pm from 1 March - 31 October dogs are welcome in the landscape garden on short fixed leads. We simply ask that you clear up after your dog and use any of the bins provided.
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