Summer House & Garden Tours
What better way to spend a balmy summer Sunday than discovering the treasures of stately Sandon Hall? A gem in the Staffordshire landscape, this neo-Jacobean mansion remains the private home of the Earls of Harrowby, so the opportunity to see behind its grand doors are few and far between.
On Sunday, 15th July, however, the Harrowbys are opening their doors and inviting visitors to do just that – with tours of both the 1852 house and its 50 acre formal garden on offer. Visitors can choose to tour just the house, just the garden - or both - with the option to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea once they’ve worked up an appetite.
The house tour will offer a glimpse into elegant country house interiors and regale the history of the hall and the family that has called it home for over 200 years. Visitors will also be able to explore the family museum on the first floor, which includes treasures such as an original letter from Nelson written to the 1st Baron Harrowby whilst on board HMS Victory and letters to various members of the family from historical figures – including Charles Dickens and an interesting collection of WWI and II recruitment posters.
In the garden, Head Gardener Grant Donner will give a guided walk around the 50 acre grounds; explaining their history, what seasonal works were undertaken to transform the gardens into their full glory in time for the summer wedding season, and also tell of some exciting plans for the future.
Booking is essential - House Tour £7 / £2 Garden Tour / £25 House & Garden Tour with Afternoon Tea
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