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Milford, Stafford,
Staffordshire, ST17 0XB


01889 881323

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2018-01-25 03:19:12

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
18th March - 29th Oct; Daily; 11.00am - 5.00pm
Next walk is History of the Gardens on 29 Jan. More walks are scheduled for 13 Feb, 26 Feb & 12 March.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £15 (£12.50 in advance); Concessions £12 (£10.50); Child (over 5) £9 (£7.50); Family (2A + 3C) £37.50 (£31); Family (1A + 1C) £19 (£15.50.
Parking £3 refunded on purchase of ticket (except for NT members)
NT members Special Prices: Adult £7.50, Concession £6; Chid £4.50; Family £19

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Jan 29 Garden History Guided Walk
Feb 6 Shugborough Bridal Fayre
Feb 12 Murdey Mystery Dinner SOLD OUT
Feb 13 Valentines Guided Walk
Feb 26 Garden History Guided Walk
Mar 5-6 Shugborough Game Fair
Mar 11 Murder Mystery Dinner
Mar 12 Follies Guided Walk
Mar 12 Murder Mystery Dinner

Garden Features & Events

Eight neo-classical monuments of national importance.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Oak Tree Farm, Tamworth


Moat House, Acton Trussel, Stafford.

Inns & Pubs:

Bagot Arms, Abbots Bromley.

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Great Haywood village Lichfield and Potteries - 40 mins. away. Stafford.

Description of Garden

There are few places in Staffordshire where the season are more apparent than the Shugborough estate gardens and parkland. Whether it is the blanket of daffodils on the banks of the River Sow in Spring, the gentle lavender fragrances in the formal gardens in Summer, or the riot of autumn colours on the woodland drive in October, the gardens and parkland are a timeless tribute to a golden era.

NEW FOR 2006 The Walled Garden (1805) is currently being restored and will open during 2006 after lying derelict for almost a century. The garden was once a horticultural centre of excellence designed by famous architect Samuel Wyatt. When it re-opens in late spring, visitors will watch as costumed first person gardeners, bearing the names of gardeners who originally worked in the Walled Garden, will begin to re-plant the beds with exactly the same varieties originally planted there, using historic tools and implements and exactly the same historic planting methods employed in 1805.

History Of Garden

Eight monuments of national importance are situated in the 900 acres of Shugborough parkland. Built by Thomas Wright of Durham and James 'Athenian' Stuart during the mid-18th century, they reflect the English landowner's fascination with classical architecture.

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