Grow Your Green Roots at Attingham
Since 1947, when the Attingham Estate was bequeathed to the National Trust by Thomas, 8th Lord Berwick, teams of staff, volunteers, partners, and supporters have been helping to care for and conserve Attingham. This year we’re sharing the stories of the work these teams do across the estate conserving and protecting nature.
Our work caring for nature is never finished. From the tiny saproxylic insects that have found the ideal habitat on a part of the estate designated as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), to the magnificent herd of fallow deer that are resident in the Deer Park and from clearing the river banks of rubbish to laying hedges creating wood pasture – find out more about the work we do, how you can get involved, and take away ideas for how you can help care for nature in your home, garden or other green places.
Find out more about our work
There’s more to the Attingham Estate than its Mansion, Walled Garden, Pleasure Grounds and Deer Park which makes up around 200 acres (80 hectares). When you visit Attingham you are visiting the heart of this Shropshire estate – the whole estate is around 4,000 acres (1600 hectares) in size. The wider landscape includes woodland, parkland, tenanted farms and farmland, and properties.
With all this to help care for, our Ranger team are often found carrying out their work on the wider estate. You can learn more about their work from Ranger Gareth in the monthly Ranger Blog post.
Each month, from February to October we'll be featuring a member of the Attingham team, National Trust specialist, tenant, or partner on our Caring for nature at Attingham: Meet the team page below.
Hear from members of the team working across the estate about 'Nature + Attingham'.
Find out more about what makes up the wider Attingham Estate below.
You can also uncover more about nature at Attingham and our conservation work at events during the year. Learn more about insects and mini-beasts at Attingham on our Cadbury Easter Trails, discover more about the Attingham deer herd on a Deer Park Safari, or join a guided walk to find out more about gardening in a National Trust walled garden.
From Saturday 22 June to Sunday 8 September the National Portrait Gallery is coming to Attingham with Faces of Change: Nature's Champions, a partnership exhibition of portraits of champions of nature and the natural world with works from the nineteenth century to the present, including outstanding paintings, sculptures, photographs and recent commissions. The selection of portraits includes environmental activists, poets, artists, politicians, campaigners, gardeners, broadcasters and scientists.
You can find details of these events on our What's On page, and we’ll be updating it throughout the year with more Grow Your Green Roots events and activities.
How to get involved
If you’d like to get involved and help us protect and care for nature you could join us as a volunteer. We’ve a variety of outdoor volunteering roles, such as beekeeper, gardener, and ranger. You can find out more below:
Ideas to help care for nature
If you’d like to do more for nature in your own home, garden or green space you’ll find some great tips for creating a nature friendly garden below: