Restoration in action
The restoration of the Victorian Conservatory was completed in November 2013. Entry to the conservatory is included in Gardens Admission. The Conservatory is in the heart of the Gardens about 10 minutes walk from the main Visitor facilities.
The restoration was made possible by generous grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, the Country Houses Foundation and the European Regional Development Fund. Many individual supporters also donated as part of our Sponsor a Pane campaign.
The planting of the conservatory represents plants from the temperate zone across 5 continents. There is always something in bloom. The conservatory also houses the Potting Shed interpretation gallery with history about the estate and its workers and lots of fun interractive activities fun younger visitors.
On a practical note, you will also find toilets in the entrance lobby.
The Conservatory is sometimes closed for private functions which are listed on this page and on the home page. The conservatory is a beautiful venue for weddings and other events such as our programme of music events.
Our grateful thanks go to the 100s of people who donated money as part of our sponsor a pane campaign. This allowed work to begin and for us to go on to raise the funding needed from the four major grant providers. Everyone who donated to the campaign is commemorated in two glass panels in the entrance lobby to the conservatory. Full dedications can be found in our book of dedications.