Sunday, 22 May 2022

Season start for historic Stonor

STONOR reopens on Easter Sunday for what is going to be a very busy year

STONOR reopens on Easter Sunday for what is going to be a very busy year for the historic house and gardens.

The gardens and tea room will open from noon, and the house at 1.30pm, on Sunday, April 5 and Bank Holiday Monday.

In June, July and August it will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as the usual Sundays.

For the first time the shrubbery, situated just outside the walled garden, will be open for visitors to enjoy.

It was badly damaged in the 1991 storm.

Clearing the debris and replanting began almost immediately.

Visitors will find a delightful nuttery of hazels, walnuts and sweet chestnuts.

Ornamental cherries, malus and mulberries all under–planted with primroses and narcissi add colour.

Inside the house there is a new display of work by one of Korea’s leading ceramic artists, demonstrating just how well contemporary ceramics fit into a much older architectural setting.

The considerable conservation and redecoration of the 14th–century chapel and tower is nearing completion and the scaffolding should be removed by the end of April, possibly allowing access to the chapel before then.

From May until the end  of September, National  Trust members can, by special arrangement, take advantage of two for one entry to the house, chapel and gardens.

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