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  • Room at Clandon Park survived almost intact

    The Speakers’ Parlour at Clandon Park remained almost intact after the devastating fire which broke out on Wednesday 29 April. Objects from the room have been taken to safety and the ceiling and chimneypiece have also survived.

  • Part of collection saved from Clandon Park fire

    A significant amount of the collection has been saved from the Clandon Park fire thanks to the salvage operation. Our staff are now assessing what they’ve been able to save and determining what has been lost.

  • Claydon in Far From the Madding Crowd

    The latest film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Far From the Madding Crowd was filmed in part at Claydon in Buckinghamshire. We also look after two of Hardy’s homes and a heathland which inspired him.

  • The Big Camp 2015

    Join us this summer in London and the South East for The Big Camp, your unique opportunity to camp somewhere truly special. For ‘one night only’ on Saturday 18 July, you can take your pick and stay by a river at one of England’s finest arboretums. Or what about in the orchard at a castle, the grounds of Rudyard Kipling’s former home or wake up in front o…

  • Philip Webb centenary

    New displays open at Red House on 18 April about Philip Webb, architect of Red House, designer and close friend of William Morris. Philip Webb is widely considered to be the father of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

  • Our first garden centre opens

    We’ve opened our very first garden centre and the UK’s only peat-free outlet at Morden Hall Park in south London. The garden centre will sell over 7,500 plant varieties and an array of gardening essentials.

  • Stowe stars in BBC's 24 Hours in the Past

    Stoweâ¿¿s New Inn featured in the BBCâ¿¿s series 24 Hours in the Past on Tuesday 5 May as a nineteenth century coaching inn. The series follows six celebrities as they travel back in time to experience the harsh reality of work in the Victorian era.

  • Revitalising nature along the River Wandle

    Under the Mayor’s Big Green Fund, we've been working with partners on a series of conservation projects to enrich the important natural and historic features of the River Wandle, which winds through the urban landscape of four South London boroughs.

HS2 in the South East

Coombe Hill in Buckinghamshire could be affected by HS2

Coombe Hill in Buckinghamshire could be affected by HS2

The Government are developing a new national high speed rail network (HS2), and we need to do everything in our power to ensure the scheme is as good as possible. We are working with local authorities, parish councils, communities and HS2 Ltd for the best possible mitigation, to minimise impact both on our places and Aylesbury residents.

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