Monday, 23 May 2011
Saltram is proud to be hosting the Forest School throughout the summer. Forest School is a Danish concept of learning in the outdoors which is quickly growing in popularity around the country. It focuses on building confidence, self-esteem, independence, motivation and environmental awareness through organised games and activities.
Led by our local Forest School leaders, Jen Reeley and Debbie Lowe who have many years experience working with children of all ages, students are given a safe and productive environment in which to learn and interact. Many of the activities can be linked to the national and early years curriculum, providing a fun way of learning and achieving goals.
Forest school leaders are Jen Reeley who can be contacted on 07715969506 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and Debbie Lowe, who can be contacted on 07877998110 or at email@example.com.
Both Jen and Debbie are available for private parties and events which are run under the buisiness names Forest School Plymouth and Wild About Woods. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wildaboutwoods.co.uk.
The Forest School at Saltram can be booked through the above contact details. All Forest School leaders are CRB checked and First Aid Trained.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
We have recently had a beautiful inlaid writing desk returned to us from a long stay at Trerice. When cleaning it the other day we discovered a message, probably part of a letter, pasted to the bottom of a drawer. It appeared to be written in French so we sent it off to our Curator to have a closer look!
We have just had the translation returned and sadly it doesn't make a huge amount of sense as much of the letter is missing but what we do have is...
the State, often at the peril
even incarcerated when his
that he comes out free of charge
Lombards of which he justifies. Paris, March 1824
Quite interesting stuff! We have ascertained from this that the writer of the letter was probably in prison and is trying to correct an injustice and be released from his imprisonment.
A lovely bit of history, hidden away for over a hundred years right under our noses!
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
The Orangery has also been emptied for the summer with the help of our garden volunteers. So there's lots to see this Spring in the gardens at Saltram!
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
If you're looking for a magical place to pop the question come to Saltram. The impressive Georgian mansion is set in stunning landscaped gardens, which at this time of year are crammed full of spring blossoms, dazzling colours and evocative scents. The garden also offers many secluded spots and hidden follies. Perhaps the Castle or Temple of Jupiter could be the perfect romantic location for you and your loved one?
As our special way of celebrating and entering into the spirit of the occasion, we at Saltram are offering an exclusive prize for anyone who proposes in the Garden this bank holiday weekend. A name will be selected at random to attend a luxury picnic laid out for the lucky couple in the gardens, where they'll enjoy a sumptuous picnic hamper full of delights and be treated like a true Royal with full butler service.
Thursday, 14 April 2011
The team have recently completed some amazing Regency dresses and on the 2nd Saturday of each month try them on and meet the public, which is an optional extra to helping out the team.
They really have provided an excellent service for us and we hope to show you some of the outcomes of their work soon!
If you're interested in helping out give us a call on 01752 333503, everyone who comes along will be welcome and very much appreciated!
Monday, 14 March 2011
The area already supports a diverse range of wildlife habitats including ancient woodlands, flower-rich grasslands, mud flats, and a network of hedgerows. A number of businesses, including farms operate in the area and it is hoped they will continue to flourish in the Countryside Park.
Until the 29th March the plan for the park is under consultation, that's where you come in! Go to http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/saltrammasterplan and scroll down to the 'planning the park' section and click the link to tell us your views on the park. This is really important as the park is for the people of Plymouth and the surrounding area and we envision it will continue to play a part in the lives of the people of Plymouth for many years to come.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Mulching is a protective covering placed over the soil to retain moisture and nutrients and prevent erosion and weeds growing, it can be a vital part of growing strong and healthy plants.
We are running a workshop focusing on the importance of mulching on the 11th March from 11.00 - 13.00, it's £5 a ticket and you will learn about all aspects of mulching and how it can be put to practical use in your own garden.
Call us on 01752 333503 for more information and booking.
Friday, 18 February 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
We have developed a new 'Snowdrop Walk' alongside the old Lime Avenue, here you can see the snowdrops growing under the ancient oak trees.
Our head gardener Penny has said she's pleased with the way the Snowdrops have spread and at one end of the walk we've planted Winter Aconites, that are hardly ever seen in the West Country, which form a carpet of gold to compliment the Snowdrops.
Other flowers that are really great at the moment and are worth coming to see are the Witch Hazels, Winter Flowering Honeysuckles and the first Daffodils, Camellias and Hellebores of 2011.
Before we know it the spring will be upon us and all these Snowdrops will be succeeded with 300 yards of Daffodils of all sizes and varieties so there's even more reason to come to Saltram and put some colour and nature into your day.
Our Gardens are open every day during the season and are worth
a visit if you're coming to the house for our
weekend of tours on the 19th and 20th of February.
Call 01752 333503 for more information.
Monday, 14 February 2011
We will be opening our doors for guided tours from 12.00 - 3.45pm on Saturday and 11.00 - 1.00pm on Sunday where you can find out where the servants slept, the secrets of the Lords and Ladies of Saltram and the Medicines that were used in the past.
The cost is £7 for adults and £5 for children, NT members are free and for the price you can do as many tours as you want.
The house will be open as usual from 1.00 - 3.45 on Sunday, please call 01752 333503 for more details or visit http://tinyurl.com/Saltramevents.
Monday, 7 February 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Wednesday 26th January is Marmalade Day!
Come along to Saltram on the 26th January from 10.30am to learn how to make marmalade with our resident Chef, we will discuss traditional and modern methods and then you will be taken on a tour of our orangery, an 18th Century building used for keeping our citrus trees warm throughout the winter.
The day includes lunch and is priced at £17.95 per person, places are limited so please book now by calling 01752 333523.