A la Ronde Roof appeal

Water is coming through the roof and causing damage to the internationally significant, one-of-a-kind shell gallery. The roof needs to be made watertight, the gantry boarding's around the gallery need to be replaced and the windows need updating to help protect the gallery from light damage. Once the roof is watertight we’re continuing with vital conservation work to repair the shell gallery and bringing the stories of A la Ronde to life both in the house and estate.

A la Ronde Scaffolding
  • Over 30% of the shell gallery has already been lost
  • The roof will cost £106,000 to repair
  • The 16-sided scaffolding costs £45,000 to construct and build

Donate to A la Ronde Roof appeal

Please select an amount

£10 Could pay for 1 of 1500 new slates required to retile the roof
£20 Could help pay for craftsmen required to lay the new slate tiles
£30 Could contribute towards updating the windows around the shell gallery to help protect it from light damage
Or enter your own amount
ALR Meadow & Scaffolding

A la Ronde Roof Project

Things will look a bit different at A la Ronde this season. Work has now started to fix our leaky roof. Look out for some one-of-a-kind 16-sided scaffolding, find out why we’re doing this essential work and how you can help us keep the unique shell gallery safe and dry

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we are dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our conservation projects range from preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting the plants and wildlife found in outdoor spaces. Your donation will allow us to act quickly, wherever the need is greatest at this special place, and do vital conservation work.

Donate now to the A la Ronde Roof Appeal