The Edwardian era at Powis
George Herbert, great-grandson of Edward Clive (Clive of India), inherited the title of 4th Earl of Powis (3rd creation) along with the castle and estate in 1891.
" ‘[I intend to make the garden at Powis] one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful in England and Wales’ "
In 1912, she also commissioned Bodly to produce the spectacular wrought iron gates in the fountain garden as a present for George’s birthday.
With no direct heir to the castle, on his death bed in 1952 George bequeathed Powis to the nation, in the care of the National Trust.
Join us to find out more about George, Violet and the Edwardian era throughout the year at Powis.