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National Trust Stourhead  Official Instagram of Stourhead, the world-famous landscape garden and Palladian Mansion House in Wiltshire.

The weekend is ahead, it’s time to discover something new. The library at Stourhead is packed full of books, which the Hoare family used for generations and are now carefully conserved by a team of volunteers. What do you plan on discovering this weekend? .
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#nationaltrust #stourhead #library #books #conservation #charity #volunteers #discover

The weekend’s in sight. What have you got planned? Is it time to discover the boathouse?
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#water #lakeview #boatinglife #lazyday

Today we launch our new property story ‘Meet the makers’ sharing the stories and skills of the artisans, carpenters, architects painters and gardeners who helped the Hoare family to create the Stourhead we enjoy today. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new interpretation, helping to share the story.
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#nationaltrust #stourhead #conservationcharity #meetthemakers #interpretation #story

#tbt As the skies cloud over threatening yet more rain, we’re daydreaming of last week’s mini heatwave and the clear skies that meant @jamesmarkhamuk could take this stunning starscape! 💫 🌌🎆✨Thanks so much for sharing!
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Sunsets, thunderclouds, the milky way galaxy - the garden looks good in just about anything.
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#starscape #nightphotography #nightshot #galaxy #landscapephotography #landscape #antiquity

We’ve teamed up with the fabulous people at @meticulousink to offer some calligraphy workshops this spring. Polish up your handwriting in time to send those all important invitations to garden parties, weddings, you name it. .
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Beginners Copperplate Calligraphy workshops will take place on 23 May and 20 June, £50 with all materials provided. Book via our website.
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Did you know? To be a clerk at Hoare’s Bank in the 18th century, you had to pass a handwriting test. Could you get the job?
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#copperplatecalligraphy #calligraphy #artisan #handwritinggoals #heritage #calligraphy_art #stationarylover

These steps lead down to the boathouse here at Stourhead. There are many little paths around the garden, leading you on adventures new. Where’s your favourite place to walk across the estate? .
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#stourhead #nationaltrust #sunbeams #conservation #charity #adventures #paths #cobbles

Check out this gorgeous photo by @deriveinlovee Who else has been enjoying this unseasonably warm weather?
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If you need us we’ll be by the lake.
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#springwatch #inthesunshine #bloom

All the signs point to a glorious spring ahead. It won’t be long before we’re celebrating the triumph of the Goddess Flora, whose temple was the first to be built here in 1744. These are some of the first rhododendrons to bloom in the sunshine just down from the Pantheon. Photographed today @forestcamilla .
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Join the celebrations from 1 May 🥳🌸🌞🤩🌿
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#floralia #springwatch #bloom #inbloom #springflowers

Why not celebrate the arrival of spring by creating a gorgeous floral wreath for the season? As part of our Floralia celebrations, our friends @springhillflorals are hosting artisan floristry workshops throughout May and June, £38 per person with refreshments included. .
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Head to our website to find out how to book.
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#floristry #artisan #spring #springwatch #seasonalcrafts #heritage #floralia

🔊 This morning on the lake was perfect stillness, ripples and reflections. It may seem quiet but if you listen, you’ll hear the coots, geese and every other bird calling out because.... spring is coming. .
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#springwatch #landscape #mindfulness #justbreathe #reflection #ripples #peace #tranquility

We’re open until 4:30pm today all thanks to the amazing team of volunteers and staff who braved the ice to clear and grit the paths this morning, so that everyone can enjoy these majestic views of Stourhead in the snow ⛄️ ❄️

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