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

Nordic Walking Taster Session

Thu 03 May 2018
16:30-17:15
Join a qualified instructor for a free 45 minute taster session that will show you how Nordic Walking can be a great health boost for your body and your mind.

Have-a-go archery

Sat 05 May 2018
11:00-15:00
Try your hand at archery with a qualified instructor in the historic grounds of Shugborough Estate.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 06 May 2018
04:45-08:00
Wake up with the feathered friends of Shugborough at first light.

Stone Carving at Shugborough

Mon 04 Jun 2018
09:30-16:00
Bring home your own piece of Shugborough inspired sculpture after learning basic stone carving techniques on this three-day course.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Thu 07 Jun 2018
11:00-12:30
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Introduction to Watercolour

Wed 11 Jul 2018
10:00-12:00
Take inspiration from the stunning dahlia display in the Walled Garden while being introduced to the basics of watercolour painting.