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.
What we have done in our first year
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.
01 Feb 18
01 Jan 18
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.
01 Dec 17
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.