Women have long played a huge part in the shaping of the history of the places in the Midlands. Here are just a few of the most influential.
Discover the story of Mary Elizabeth Lucy who came to Charlecote Park as a young bride and transformed the house and gardens into a Victorian masterpiece.
Learn about Kitty Lloyd Jones and how her arrival in the 1930s radically reshaped the garden.
Lady Labouchere remained focused on saving Dudmaston Estate even with a busy life led worldwide as a Diplomat's wife. We're continuing their vision for the house and gardens today.
Lady Arbella Stuart could perhaps have been the queen of England had fate and politics not conspired against her.
The story of the influential Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women in Elizabethan England
The life of a duchess, her pioneering conservation works, her dedicated public life and private family life and the dramatic changes she made to the eastern landscape of Hardwick