Impressive formal terraces with lavender and roses leading down to the River Sow.

The Orangery Garden is a new installation on the site of the original Orangery which was demolished in 1850s. It was ‘inspired by the exotic plants once housed within it’.

Explore the arboretum and discover the Chinese House, a Doric Temple, Temple of the Winds and a Shepherd’s Monument.

Don’t miss the Walled Kitchen Garden and its collection of fruit, vegetables and cutting flowers. The walls of the second half of the garden are currently being restored.

If you have time walk up to the Triumphal Arch. Designed by James ‘Athenian’ Stewart in 1761, it was adapted two years later as a memorial to Admiral Anson and his wife.

Look out for the Longhorn Cattle grazing on the estate.

National Trust members visit for free.


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Address: Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB View map Phone: 01889 880160 Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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