Today marks Chinese New Year and we’re marking this occassion by highlighting some special items from our collections – both inside and out…
Our House Elves care for such a wide variety of items. The collections includes things such as copper pots, taxidermy, framed portraits, tiny miniatures, carved stonework, family books, as well as a fleet of carriages and an historic harp! But we asked them to pick just a few items to share today – each of them with a Chinese connection.
Here’s just a few of the items they chose;
Our senior gardener Paul features in September’s National Trust gardens video. He shares some top tips for garden jobs this month. Follow the link below.
Top Tips from National Trust gardens – September: http://youtu.be/Af1skuOEarI
This Sunday (30 March) marks the beginning of British Summer Time! And doesn’t it feel like a long time coming. We’ve certainly had some extreme weather so we’ll be looking forward to longer, hopefully sunshine filled, days.
This date also marks our longer opening hours for the house. Our House Elves will be opening the doors at 11am with last entry at 4pm. Why not come along and see if you can see anything that is a little different this season…?
In the meantime, we’re delighted to share with you this lovely blog from one of our visitors. ‘The Random Gardener’ visited earlier this month spotting spring flowers in the garden. It includes some lovely photographs.
First day out of the year! Well, first day out visiting a garden, anyway. Though admittedly the gardens are just a small part of the Charlecote visit, but they’re a very pretty part. The house and the deer park probably spring to mind more readily. Shakespeare was supposedly caught poaching deer in the park, though how true this is I couldn’t say.
though there are photographs in the house showing the garden in the early 20th century with lots of formal flower beds, so it would have been much more colourful.
At the back of the house is a parterre garden, only just planted up for spring but in a month or two it will be lovely.
< Read more of The Random Gardener’s post on their blog >