We are now open

A la Ronde Kokedama 2020

A la Ronde is now open showing a colourful exhibition of primroses, ‘tete-a-tetes’ and snowdrops hanging from the trees in the orchard next to the sixteen-sided house.

Hand-crafted by volunteers and staff at the property, the Japanese-inspired ‘kokedama’ were created over the winter. ‘Kokedama’ is a natural plant-hanging technique, in which mosses are moulded into pretty ball shapes, then have colourful spring flowers planted in them. The exhibition aims to give a different perspective on beautiful spring flowers and will be on display until the end of February, when the primroses, ‘tete-a-tetes’ and snowdrops will then be planted around the estate. 

The 16-sided house is currently surrounded by scaffolding whilst work is being done, which is expected to be completed in the spring.

Over winter the roof has been made watertight, but the scaffolding is still up whist we make the finishing touches to the dormer windows. Now the roof is watertight conservation work on the 224-year-old shell gallery can begin, this is a large project and is expected to take several years to complete. You can find out more about the A la Ronde project at the bottom of this page.

Please contact the property if you have any questions, 01395 265514 or email at alaronde@national.trust.org.uk.