What we have done in our first year

Shugborough's outdoors team with their equipment

We have achieved a lot in the first year that we have been open, see a taster of what we have done below. We invite you to join us for our first year opening celebrations on Wednesday 21st March. We will have a series of behind the scenes talks and tours for you to enjoy as part of your visit.

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01 Feb 18

February 2018

Project work continued on as we opened the Tower of the Winds, completed new pathways and relined the chimneys in Park Farm House. We started the new season as we opened the Mansion back in time for February half term.

People enjoying a walk at Shugborough

01 Jan 18

January 2018

The New Year saw a lot of preparation. The project to return the south Walled Garden from the Council began and the gardeners began removing harmful plants and bushes to clear the views across the gardens. We carried out a volunteer campaign and have almost 300 amazing volunteers supporting us. The gardens showed signs of spring with snowdrops blooming and the gardeners planted thousands of bulbs.

The gardening team at Shugborough clearing some common rhododendrons

01 Dec 17

December 2017

Our Mansion was decorated for Christmas with the help of our volunteers making some of our baubles. We survived severe snow and sold 100,000 hot drinks and scones in our tea rooms.

Christmas tree in the library at Shugborough