Bugborough

Thomas Anson’s vision of creating a ‘perfect paradise’ at Shugborough inspired our self-built Bugborough.

Between the Walled Garden and Explorers’ Wood you’ll find a homely space created for the estate’s wildlife. A chain of bug hotels have been built by our visitors, each influenced by the architectural features of the estate’s monuments and buildings. Only natural or recycled material can be found here and the hotels are designed to attract a slightly different range of insects. 

Pop in to Bugborough and search for some of the smallest creatures who call this estate their home. 
 

Given the nature of the site there will be more opportunities for families to maintain and build homes for bugs; keep an eye on our events page for a chance to get creative and muck in.  

Join us on our family muck in days to keep improving Bugborough
A family showing off their work on Bugborough
Join us on our family muck in days to keep improving Bugborough

Upcoming events

Fungi Foray

Sat 06 Oct 2018
14:00-15:00
Head into the woodland heart of the estate with a Ranger guide, discovering the fungi that lives and thrives there.

October Half-term

Sat 27 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Bring the whole family to celebrate the season this half-term. Explore the formal gardens on a pumpkin hunt and get to 'know your roots' with activities and fact-finding in the walled garden.

Explorers' Tales

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-11:30
Let your little explorers' imagination embark on a journey with our sea-faring storyteller.

Besom Broom Making

Sun 28 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Make your own besom broom using birch twigs harvested from woodland on the estate.

Christmas at Shugborough

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:00-15:00
Marvel at decorations inspired by the adventures, travels and triumphs of the two brothers who built Shugborough.

Carol Evening

Fri 07 Dec 2018
19:30-20:30
Celebrate the festive season with a traditional carol evening in the magical setting of Shugborough's historic Park Farm Yard. Mince pies and warming drinks will be served from Park Farm cafe during the interval.