Wightwick Manor

A spectacular Arts and Crafts house with surrounding gardens laid out by landscape designer, Thomas Mawson.

Designed as a series of garden rooms, the gardens are a delight at any time of the year.

From mid-April to the end of May, enjoy the blossom in the small and main orchards. There are more fruit varieties in the Kitchen Garden including pear, quince, plum, damson, cherry and mulberry trees.

Near the house are the formal gardens with terraces, clipped yew hedges and rose garden.

Wander further from the house and the gardens become more informal with two pools, spring flowers, rhododendrons and autumn colour.

The house was designed in the ‘Old English’ style by Edward Ould for Theodore Mander, a paint manufacturer, while the gardens were laid out by the landscape designer Thomas Mawson.

Make sure you leave time to visit the house. Theodore and Flora Mander were inspired by Oscar Wilde’s lecture on ‘the House Beautiful’ with the interiors of the house reflecting Wilde’s commitment to the principles of the Aesthetic Movement.

Today, Wightwick has a stunning collection of late 19th century and early 20th century art, furnishings and decorations with lots of original William Morris wallpaper.

There’s also the Malthouse Gallery housing the De Morgan Foundation collection of paintings and ceramics.

The house was given to the National Trust in 1937 by Geoffrey Mander, Liberal MP.

National Trust Members visit for free.

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INFORMATION

Address: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8BN View map Phone: 01902 761400 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Parking on Grass Verge: No
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

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