The Friends have raised thousands of pounds since their inception in 1985, all of which has gone towards helping to maintain the house and parkland for the benefit of the public. Here are some of the projects we have supported, along with some we are planning to support in 2020.
The Park and Gardens
Maintaining the historic trees and plants
The rangers and gardeners do a fantastic job of maintaining the 865 acres of parkland and the 2 formal gardens, but sometimes there isn't the funding to replace the specimen trees and plants that are affected by the weather. The funds you provide are used for annual bedding plants in the formal gardens, and we have also funded the creation of the Knot Garden by the house, the Deer Garden by the Stables and the Relic Garden, among others