Once again, this spring we’ll be opening the garden at Clandon Park so that you’re able to see the spectacular daffodil display. Originally planted in the 1890s, our meadow features thousands of bulbs and over 22 different varieties of daffodil. Our small 4 acre garden will be bursting with colour and open to visit each weekend from Saturday 3 March. To find out when the blooms reach their peak and discover the best time to visit, keep in touch with us here.
Exciting times are ahead as we look forward to the next phase of our project, the restoration of Clandon Park. We're continuing to plan for our programme of house openings in 2018 and we need more volunteers to help us in different areas of our site. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the National Trust's largest project for a generation, join a team of friendly and enthusiastic staff and a brilliant, committed group of existing volunteers.
Our Project Curator at Clandon, Sophie Chessum, is looking forward to working side by side with architects Allies and Morrison to restore the most significant spaces and reimagine others. ‘Allies and Morrison see the importance of carefully restoring the beautiful spaces that were here before. But they understand that elsewhere they need to bring a new creativity, to combine historic beauty with new beauty.’
Paul Appleton, Partner at architects Allies and Morrison, talks about his team's appointment to rebuild Clandon Park. 'Once in a while something comes along which you think might change your life. I think that this is one of those projects.'
We're delighted to announce the winners of the international design competition: architects Allies and Morrison – a multi award-winning UK architectural practice - have been appointed to help us restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park. Their work on Clandon Park will join a thriving portfolio of heritage and cultural projects. We will now work closely with them to produce a final design, to bring Clandon Park back to life for the enjoyment of generations to come.
Between 1914 and 1919 Clandon Park was used as an Auxiliary Military Hospital. Today we remember the extraordinary contributions of all service men and women, including those who were treated here. #RemembranceDay2017
Open until Sunday 29 October, this weekend is your final opportunity to see the house and garden at Clandon Park for 2017. It's also your last chance to see the design concepts for Clandon's future on display, before a winning architect-led team from our international design competition is announced.
Our Project Curator, Sophie Chessum, is working inside the Speakers’ Parlour today, the one room to escape the fire relatively unscathed. She’s come face to face with some old friends in the shape of these plaster faces that form part of the surviving ceiling.
In keeping with our work at Clandon since the fire, Sophie’s also making new discoveries. Pieces of paper still with traces of gilding have been found. Could these have been left by craftsmen the last time this room was decorated over 100 years ago?
Six architect-led teams have produced design concepts visualising their interpretation for the restoration, reimagining and rebuilding of Clandon Park. Visit our gardens from Wednesday 23 August, to see the concepts displayed in front of the grand house that has informed their vision.
It's exciting times at Clandon Park and we need more volunteers to help us than ever before. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the National Trust's largest project in a generation. Join a team of friendly, enthusiastic staff and a brilliant group of existing volunteers. Find a role that suits you.
At Clandon for the Classic Motor Show this Sunday 9 July? Our house and gardens are open all day, just around the corner…
Pack your favourite summer lunch, picnic on the lawn and then take a unique look at this grand Palladian mansion on a walkway tour through the ground floor of the house. A perfect Father's Day day treat for families looking for somewhere a little different to wander this weekend. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/…/explore-even-further-int…
Six award-winning teams have been chosen to progress to the final stage of our International Design Competition.