Waking up the estate for spring

View of the Gardeb in the spring, Dudmaston, Shropshire

2016 was our busiest year yet at Dudmaston as we welcomed over 90,000 visitors onto the estate. As a charity, this level of support is so important to us as it helps to fund essential conservation projects. We hope to welcome even more dog walkers, day trippers and daring adventurers in 2017.

With such a busy main season, winter is usually the time when much needed conservation work is done. Our volunteer and staff team give the hall, garden and wider estate some extra TLC during this period. We perform various conservation tasks and some thorough deep cleaning to keep Dudmaston looking fantastic and safe for everyone to enjoy.

Whilst the winter period is a busy time behind the scenes, everyone on the estate looks forward to the beginning of our main season when we can welcome you through the gates once again. The galleries, garden, park, tearoom and shop are now open Sunday-Thursday and the family rooms in the hall will re-open on Sunday 2 April.

This year we're open Sunday - Thursday from 11.30am, with the site opening from 11am in the height of the summer season. The garden opens at 12 noon and the Hall and art galleries open at 1pm (2pm on a Sunday).

Whilst the estate's opening hours may feel a little irregular and different to those of other properties; being a modern family home, with those beloved ancient quirks, is what makes Dudmaston so special. The Hamilton-Russell family have lived here for four years and welcome you to share in their love for this special place.

We hope to see some new faces and some Dudmaston regulars over the coming months. Keep a look out to see what exciting events, talks and tours we've got planned for the new season.