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Rebuilding the designed landscape

The Pantheon is currently being restored thanks to a grant from SITA Trust © Joe Ashman

The Pantheon is currently being restored thanks to a grant from SITA Trust

We need your help to raise £640,000 to allow a thorough and significant programme of restoration that will safeguard the future of 14 of the built features in the gardens and in the wider estate at Stourhead.

The work will tackle issues on temples and monuments including the classical temples, bridges, towers, grottoes, the boathouse and even the waterwheel, which are under the constant pressure of time and the elements.

Rebuilding the designed landscape

King Alfred’s Tower urgently needs repairs to its roof © Stourhead/Tamsin Holmes

King Alfred’s Tower urgently needs repairs to its roof

The National Trust has cared for Stourhead estate since 1946. The gardens were originally designed and laid out by Henry Hoare ‘The Magnificent’ between 1741 and 1780 after he was inspired on his Grand Tour of Europe.

If you love and enjoy this beautiful world-famous landscape garden please help us and donate so that we can take on this important work and ensure it will be enjoyed by future generations.

King Alfred's Tower

King Alfred's Tower, built in 1762 is of National Importance

The Tower has a collapsed roof, cracked staircase and needs re-pointing to stop water seeping into the brickwork. The triangular monument is visible for miles and is of National Importance.

Ways to donate

Just Giving

Donate now © National Trust

Visit our Just Giving website to donate what you can. Tell us why you are donating and share your love of Stourhead by leaving us a message.

Text to donate

Text to donate © John Millar

Simply use the Just Text Giving service; text STOUR99 plus the amount you want to donate (£2, £5 or £10) to 70070. Give even more and Gift Aid your donation if you can.

Donation pots

Donation pots can be found around Stourhead © John Miller

We have donation pots around the property, so on your next visit please donate what you can towards the project. The sooner we raise the funds the sooner the work can start.

Raffle tickets

Feeling lucky? © National Trust/Marina Rule

You can buy a raffle ticket from one of our friendly volunteer team in the garden or from the house and garden entrances. Tickets cost £1 each and you could also win yourself a prize.

The Boat House

The boat house at Stourhead is of need to repairs to it's roof

Built in 1794 below the Temple of Flora, the Boat House is still in use. It desperately needs work to repair its dilapidated timber roof and to restore the stone work that opens onto the lake.

The Temple of Flora

Flora sits at the water's edge and is dedicated to the goddess Ceres. It needs repairs to the roof and redecoration of joinery and interior which will help to save the original historic structure.

The Turf Bridge

The stone work on this iconic bridge has been damaged by exposure to the elements. It needs urgent restoration to save as much of the original stone as possible and prevent further erosion.
 

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