Friday, 18 February 2011

Volunteer Open Day at Antony

Image: © NTPL/Andrew Butler

For the smiling faces...

For the community...

For the amazing stories...

For learning new skills and making new friends...

Volunteers get involved in our work at Antony in Torpoint in many different ways. Whether as a room guide, an events assistant or helping in the garden, you will be helping us to bring Antony to life to all our visitors

To find out more about how you could get involved, come along to our
Volunteer Open Day on Wednesday 2 March
- drop-in between 11am-2pm and be inspired to make a difference!

For more information, visit our website: or give us a call on 01752 812191

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Snowdrops at Saltram

This week marks the peak of the snowdrop display in our garden here at Saltram, with later displays in the parkland slowly appearing.

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.

Penny hopes that the development of our dwarf bulb display will add a real new dimension and a splash of unseasonal colour to our gardens in the coming winters.

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

Early Opening at Saltram

Pop along to Saltram on the 19th and 20th of February to see a different side to Saltram.

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

Monday, 7 February 2011

Valentine's at Saltram

Struggling to find a baby sitter for Monday night?

Here at Saltram we will be hosting an early Valentine's dinner on February 12th from 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £25.50 for a three-course meal and you will be entertained by harpist Peter Fisher (, call us now on 01752 333503 to book, places are running out fast.