Conservation at Standen

Standen's kitchen

With your ongoing support we're able to continue our conservation work because every time you visit, buy a raffle ticket or pick-up a book in the second hand bookshop, you're helping us to do a little bit more, so thank you.

The Morning Room at Standen
Standen Morning Room
The Morning Room at Standen

Conservation in the House

Since 1894, generations of housemaids have looked after Standen. The Beale family would have employed an army of servants, today we have a much smaller team of staff  and volunteers who care for the house and collection.

We used to put the house to bed at the end of October and a deep clean and condition check would take place over the winter. Today we carry out conservation all year round.

Conservation in the Garden and Estate

From yearly coppicing and land management to a five year project to restore the gardens at Standen, our team of gardeners and rangers have been restoring the garden and estate to its original glory. 

" We’ve been restoring the woodlands at Standen to traditional coppice management, which has in turn made the bluebells flourish. It’s wonderful to see that an increasing number are flowering each year. "
- James Masters, Head Gardener at Standen

Special Places Raffle

Help us to conserve some of our most treasured pieces of furniture, from the Ashbee cabinet, to the Garret dressing table, day bed and the Manxman piano by buying a ticket for the Special Places Raffle.

Daybed upholstered in the original gold embossed velvet, designed by Agnes and Rhoda Garrett, c.1870.
Daybed upholstered in the original gold embossed velvet, designed by Agnes and Rhoda Garrett, c.1870.
Daybed upholstered in the original gold embossed velvet, designed by Agnes and Rhoda Garrett, c.1870.

Did you know...

For every Special Places Raffle ticket sold at Standen, the National Trust will give an extra £1 for our conservation work and the ticket holder could win great cash prizes.

Past projects