What We Do

View from the giant chess set in the walled garden at Burton Manor

View from the giant chess set in the walled garden at Burton Manor (Photo credit: www.aboutmyarea.co.uk)

Conservation of the Gardens

Our conservation projects are entirely run by volunteers for the benefit of the local community. We have completed a major restoration of the Edwardian glasshouse, whilst continuing the conservation of the heritage gardens. English Heritage have registered the Thomas Mawson formal garden and the underground ice house as Grade II listed. This means they are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them. For the latest information on our conservation projects, please see our updates on the Garden Conservation. For information on our other projects, please see the pages on What’s Here.

Availability for Visitors

We also keep the gardens open for visitors and our visitors centre is where you can pick up leaflets about our events and learn about the history of the gardens. We also run a bookshop for visitors as well as Garden Tours of the grounds. If you’d like to find out about the gardens please see the information on What’s Here and if you’re planning to visit, please see the page on Plan Your Visit.

Learning Opportunities

We run one day courses during the daytime on topics such as horticulture, art and crafts plus computing. Alongside this, we also run evening talks, please see What’s On. The subjects include wildlife, photography and local history. These courses are open to the public, but please book early as places on these can be limited. To contact us about this please see the page on Contact Details.

Community Work

We also run social events within the grounds of Burton Manor, featuring performances from local music and theatre groups. Our day trips are run to allow people to visit other gardens and flower shows for inspiration. For our community news please see the latest information on the Community News page. To find out how to become a Friend or to volunteer, please see the page on How To Help.