Spring at Osterley Park and House
After the long, dark winter months, everyone is eager to stretch their legs, and explore nature. With migratory birds starting to return to our lakes, trees coming into leaf and the house opening up after winter conservation work there’s plenty to see here at Osterley Park and House.
After sleeping underground all winter, it’s time for spring bulbs to emerge. As you stroll around the gardens see primroses by the temple of Pan, and colour start to emerge in Mrs Child’s flower garden.
As the weather warms up come back at the end of April to see carpets of bluebells around the long walk. While you're there enjoy the spectacular vista across the great meadow. This 18th-century vista has been restored by our ranger team, are-establishing the view of the house that Robert Adam intended.
Our rangers have been working hard all winter to open up the 18th century vistas. As you follow the paths around the estate you will turn a corner to see John Adam’s beautiful house emerge from behind the trees. With migratory birds returning to our lakes to lay their eggs it's a great time of year to bring your binoculars and see what you can spot. Or bring your bike and blow away the cobwebs with a brisk cycle on our all-weather pathways.Test your ability in our two skills areas, or enjoy a gentle ride around the estate.
Much like when the house was owner by the Child family, after being closed all winter to do essential conservation work the house is once again open to welcome guests. Discover the tiny details of Adam’s designs above stairs, and then explore the practical servant’s spaces in the house’s Tudor footprint. In the Jersey Galleries, discover the life and inspiration of Robert Adam in our exhibition.