Upton House and Gardens

Banking for Victory: A country house at War - Upton is transformed into the Country House Bank

Upton House and Gardens

Things to see and do

Sketch by artists of terrace are with tree and shrubs

Upton’s next transformation launches in March 2017

Visitors to Upton House & Gardens from 25 March 2017 will see the new transformation as we mark the date the house was bought by 2nd Viscount Bearsted, in March 1927.

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What's on 

Child playing on tree trunks

Have an adventure at Upton this half term

Come and explore all that Upton has to offer this half term. Climb on the logs on the woodland trail, explore the house's Second World War them with lots of things to touch and see, and see what you can find out about nature on our new trail.

Upcoming events

Nature Explorer Trail

Fri 24 Feb 2017
Bring your family this half-term and discover things which wriggle, crawl, dig and fly around Upton! Solve our clues, practice your wildlife detective skills, get out in the fresh air and earn a prize!

Book and Banking Sale

Mon 06 Mar 2017
Come and have a look at some of our old and unusual books, and a few 1940s vintage and replica items from our Banking for Victory presentation. Treat yourself to something old, and help support our work conserving this special site.

Upton House Open for Viewing!

Sat 25 Mar 2017
Upton house is up for sale in 1927, and you are invited to come and inspect the goods! Be the first to see our brand new presentation and see how our whole property has been transformed back to the 1920s.

Mothers' Day Afternoon Tea

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Treat your mother to a delicious afternoon tea in our vintage kitchen.

Upton Explorer Trail

Sat 08 Apr 2017
Start our own adventure following our orienteering style trail around the gardens. Find the posts and guess the clues.

Upton Jazz Club

Sat 08 Apr 2017
Enjoy some live music from local talented musician Sheila Waterfield. Bring your friends and treat yourself to a drink from our bar: what a lovely way to spend your evening.
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Share your smile

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Our work

View of yellow digger working in pond

Conserving Upton's Mirror Pool 

The mirror pool is a striking feature of Upton's Garden. From the lawn you can look down and see the kitchen garden and colourful terraced reflected in it. But its clay liner has a leak, so we need to drain the pool and reline the pool to see the reflections once again.

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Room with desk and drawing board

Group visits from April 2017 

We have a new range of visits for groups to tie in with our Made to Measure Home presentation. There is a new room in the house for groups to have refreshments, new tours and a dedicated host to help your visit run smoothly.

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Venue hire

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