Conservation projects at Blickling Estate

Conservation is an ongoing concern within the house and gardens and out to the parkland and wider estate. With your ongoing support we're able to continue our conservation work because every time you visit, you're helping us to do a little bit more, so thank you.

Conserving the wider estate


Little river of big importance

The River Bure runs through the Blickling and Felbrigg Estates, however our work doesn't stop there. It's vital we work with our partners on a landscape scale to ensure we care for this rare habitat. With you support we can create an environment that's rich in wildlife and accessible for you to enjoy for years to come.


Restoring Blickling's Silvergate cottages

In April 2016, a fire devastated a row of thatched cottages on the Blickling Estate. Thanks to the help of specialist craftspeople, we have now restored these historic cottages, so that they can be homes once more...

Family visitors walking around the lake at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Protecting Blickling Estate for future generations 

Learn more about why we need to charge for car parking at Blickling and how you're helping us conserve the Estate for future generations.

Man sits on the top of a ladder reading a book

Cataloging Blickling's book collection  

Meet the man cataloging the biggest library collection in the National Trust. John Gandy has the mammoth task of working his way through the books in the Long Gallery at Blickling.

Walled garden conservation 

Since 2015 we've been restoring the walled garden as part of a five year project.  The transformation within that time has been incredible, so it's worth a visit if you haven't been for some time.

The gardeners are now supplying The Stables cafes with produce to use in our dishes.  If you fancy taking some produce to enjoy at home, you'll find our fruit and vegetable stall in the walled garden, so help yourself to produce, for a small donation.

Don't miss a visit to our walled garden
A view of a path in the walled garden lined with lavender
Don't miss a visit to our walled garden

Views from within