Spring time is a wonderful time to visit Stourhead and its marvellous gardens. The rhododendrons and azaleas come into full and magnificent bloom around the lake paths, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate spring. The glories of spring remain the garden’s best kept secret, its tranquility left relatively undisturbed. When it comes to colour, the bright, fresh hues of spring give autumn a run for its money. The sight of a magnolia tree in full flower is a sure sign of Flora’s return to the garden.
Make sure you leave enough time to visit the house with its spendid Regency library, Chippendale furniture, and many interesting paintings. Generations of the Hoare family have lived at, and loved, Stourhead. The house in the country as an escape from London truly became their family home.
Hot foot is available at the old Spread Eagle Inn and in the Restaurant next to the main car park. Also don’t forget to visit the gift shop and to bring your National Trust membership card.
A booking form is available in the January 2020 Newsletter. Booking deadline 10th April 2020.