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.
As the clocks change. the house closes its doors to visitors during the week, so that the team can begin work on the big winter clean. However, if you're visiting us at the weekend, you can have a peek into the house from 12noon until 4pm. This is from 30 October until 26 November.
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.
Conservation in the house
Our team of dedicated conservation assistants help to care for the objects in our collection. They have three hours each day to prepare the house for visitors including vacuuming the 48 treads on the grand staircase.
The rest of their time is spent on specific conservation projects, as well as caring for the statuary in the garden and wider estate.
Views from within
We asked the house team for their favourite views...
"I like to pop my head through the hatch on top of the clock tower; it’s the highest place on the Estate and the view over the roof towards the lake is amazing." Kenny
"Looking down the front drive.
I imagine what it would have been like from a Servant's view; taking a peek at the VIP guests arriving in horse and carriages or even aeroplanes." Christina
"The view from my bathroom window.
No matter what the weather, it always grabs my attention. No two days are the same but I gaze to see the birds on the lake or the mist laying over the water." Jan
"The view from the attic overlooking the parterre.
You can really appreciate the design, layout and seasonal colours of the flower borders below. It feels like I am taking a peek into a different world." Amanda