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As the year is drawing to a close we are reflecting on 2016.  We have had a brilliant year and achieved many things as a charity and would like t...

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Eddie Northover, a student from Moulton College, has been undertaking a placement for the past two weeks at Kelmarsh Hall.  By working with the c...

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Can you help with our project to open up the Laundry and ‘below stairs’ areas of Kelmarsh Hall? We are currently searching for photograp...

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Kelmarsh Hall is undertaking its largest ever restoration project and are excited to announce that the archaeologists appointed, Iain Soden and Joe Pr...

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Kelmarsh Hall is undertaking its largest ever restoration project. Throughout the winter we are giving visitors and the local community the opportunit...

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Last week we welcomed three scholars, Triona Byrne, Declan Cahill and Gethin Harvey, from The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) t...

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Kelmarsh Hall is proud to announce that it has been awarded full Arts Council Museum Accreditation.  The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally ...

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Jo Moore, a budding horticulturist is undertaking a placement with Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens. With the help of the Women’s Farm and Garden Ass...

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Kelmarsh celebrates recent awards
We are delighted to announce that our recent paint restoration project in the Great Hall is now award winning!   Earlier in July the project won...

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Horticultural trainees undertake placements at Kelmarsh
Two budding horticulturalists have been given the opportunity to undertake training placements at Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens. Thanks to the support fro...

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Contractor appointed for Kelmarsh Hall ‘Below Stairs’ Restoration Project
Stone Edge has been appointed to carry out the restoration and development work for Kelmarsh Hall’s Tunnelling through the Past project. The com...

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Thanks to the support of the Kelmarsh Trust, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners and Dr John and Mrs J Lancaster, we are pleased to be able to offer a...

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A wander down the tree-lined driveway at Kelmarsh Hall is a sight to behold at the moment, as hundreds of snakes-head fritillaries have burst into lif...

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Four months of painstaking paint restoration is now complete at Kelmarsh Hall, with visitors able to see the work for themselves when the Hall re-open...

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Weddings at Kelmarsh Hall - A Private View
Couples looking for a country house wedding venue are invited to see what their special day could look like at Kelmarsh Hall, which has recently under...

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Paint Preservation Project Offers Unique Opportunity For University Students
Conservation students are gaining a unique insight into the painstaking work involved in preserving an important example of interior decoration at Kel...

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Research Volunteers Build Picture of Life at Kelmarsh Hall
A volunteer is building a picture of what life was like living and working on a country estate in the 19th and 20th centuries, after spending months s...

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Funding Support For ‘Below Stairs’ Restoration Project
A major restoration project at Kelmarsh Hall has received support from a number of grant funding bodies, with work due to get under way in a few month...

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Four-Month Paint Restoration Project Gets Under Way at Kelmarsh Hall
A significant example of interior decoration by John Fowler will be preserved at Kelmarsh Hall with a programme of paint conservation in progress whic...

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Kelmarsh Hall’s Operations Manager, Des Brack, marks 25 years at the country house this year – after starting out as a tenant on the estat...

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The women who shaped the gardens at Kelmarsh Hall will be the subject of a talk taking place this autumn.  Guest speaker Kristina Taylor, a gard...

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Kelmarsh gardener Sam Baillie appeared on the BBC’s The Instant Gardener recently to offer his advice to a family looking to create a low-allerg...

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A student who started as a volunteer at Kelmarsh Hall has now taken on a part-time role which will complement her studies. Louisa Scotney is studying...

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Another area of the historic gardens at Kelmarsh Hall is set to be restored to its former glory with work under way to rejuvenate the Sir Geoffrey Jel...

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A student horticulturist has been given the opportunity to hone his skills in the historic gardens at Kelmarsh Hall thanks to the award of a RHS bursa...

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A group of volunteers made a valuable contribution to the gardens at Kelmarsh Hall by helping to re-plant hundreds of dahlia tubers ready for the summ...

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NEW: Painting in the Orangery
Kelmarsh Hall’s artist-in-residence Maureen Smith returns this year to offer Painting in the Orangery workshops.  Maureen, who has a deg...

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Visitors to Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire will soon be able to experience life ‘below stairs’ in a country house thanks to a £1....

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The 18th century Orangery at Kelmarsh Hall was salvaged in the 1950’s from neighbouring Brixworth Hall and the Finnis Scott Foundation, Garfield...

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The Orangery
An exciting renovation project to restore the Orangery at Kelmarsh Hall is now almost complete.

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  Every Sunday in September we will be showcasing our huge collection of Dahlias, which is beginning to be recognised as one of the most varied ...

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We are finalists in the NMHH Heritage Awards - please vote
We are delighted to announce that we are finalists in this year’s Northamptonshire Museum and Historic Houses Forum Heritage Awards in the Peopl...

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Garden Volunteer Wins Gold Medal at RHS Flower Show
One of our talented volunteers has won an RHS gold award for her creation of a beautiful border. June Feehan and friend Margaret Dobbs scooped the...

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Our walled kitchen garden has some new residents
We have welcomed some new feathered friends to our walled kitchen garden – and they have already made themselves quite at home. The eight ch...

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We are thrilled to announce that the popular hot air balloon and Jazz night is returning on Friday, July 4th. Visitors can bring along a picnic, list...

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Visitors can now visit Kelmarsh Hall for guided tours and to delight in our wonderful gardens. The doors to our Hall are open on selected days throug...

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Staff at Kelmarsh Hall would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at the recent ‘Snowdrop Spread’. An app...

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Work to Start on Restoration of Kelmarsh Hall’s Orangery
Work starts this month on a unique restoration project at Kelmarsh Hall which will see a derelict 18th century Orangery transformed for public use. ...

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Kelmarsh Hall is appealing for volunteers who could help with a ‘Snowdrop Spread’ gardening challenge this month. It is at this time of...

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Planning Permission Granted for Restoration of Kelmarsh Hall’s Orangery
Planning permission has been granted to restore the derelict 18th century Orangery in the grounds of Kelmarsh Hall so it can be enjoyed by the public ...

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Snowdrop Wish List - Can You Help?
A snowdrop wish list has been compiled to help Kelmarsh Hall diversify its spring display - and members of the public being called on to help. With so...

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See Kelmarsh Hall on BBC Two's Great British Garden Revival
Monday's episode of BBC Two’s Great British Garden Revival included footage of Kelmarsh Hall's walled garden, focussing on cut flowers. Pr...

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Kelmarsh Hall to Feature on BBC Two’s Great British Garden Revival
Kelmarsh Hall will feature on a new BBC Two series seeking to reverse the decline in Britain’s horticultural history. Great British Garden R...

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Plans have been submitted to restore the derelict 18th century Orangery in the grounds of Kelmarsh Hall so it can be used by the public once again. ...

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Kelmarsh Christmas Fair to Support Orangery Restoration
Visitors to Kelmarsh Hall’s Christmas Fair will have the chance to support a campaign to restore a derelict 18th century Orangery in the grounds...

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5,000 Bulbs Planted By Volunteers in Two Days
Kelmarsh’s Big Bulb-Planting Challenge, held to mark Wild About Gardens Week, was a huge success, with volunteers planting more than 5,000 friti...

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The Big Bulb-Planting Challenge - October 26th & 27th
Roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty and take part in Kelmarsh Hall’s Big Bulb-Planting Challenge to plant 2,000 fritillary bulbs in two d...

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Plans to Bring ‘Below Stairs’ Back to Life
A derelict area of Kelmarsh Hall could soon be brought back to life to tell the stories of people who worked ‘below stairs’, after the Hal...

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Dahlia Display in Walled Kitchen Garden
Kelmarsh’s walled kitchen garden is awash with colour as the dahlias continue to flower this week, treating visitors to a glorious display of mo...

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Kelmarsh Hall is celebrating 10 years of weddings this August, with more and more couples opting for the beautiful country house setting which Kelmars...

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RHS Show Success for Kelmarsh Gardener
  Kelmarsh Hall is proud to report that gardener Fiona Alexander enjoyed success at the recent RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Fiona, who is res...

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2013 Autumn/Winter Wedding Offers
Kelmarsh Hall is a romantic wedding venue throughout all seasons and couples who would like to tie the knot before the end of the year can take advant...

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Kelmarsh Hall Featured on New Children’s Show
  Kelmarsh Hall featured on a new CBBC series in which parents are given a 24-hour crash course in cooking. Disaster Chefs features children wh...

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‘Thank You’ Tea Party for Kelmarsh’s Garden Volunteers
A celebration of Kelmarsh Hall’s garden volunteers was held today (June 6th) in recognition of the time and effort they have dedicated to the hi...

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Kelmarsh Hall Entered in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards
Couples who recently got married at Kelmarsh Hall have the opportunity to vote for us as Best Venue in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards. The awards r...

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Introducing Our Newest Member of Staff – Fiona Alexander
This season we welcome Fiona Alexander, walled kitchen gardener and volunteer co-ordinator.  It is her job to help maintain and develop this his...

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Volunteering at Kelmarsh Gardens
Kelmarsh Hall is looking to extend its volunteering programme and is seeking horticultural enthusiasts and general volunteers to help sustain the hall...

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Winter at Kelmarsh

The ground may be frozen and temperatures are plummeting but there is still lots of work to be done in the gardens at Kelmarsh.


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A debate on the presentation of the Great Hall proved to be lively and informative, with six experts putting forward their arguments for how the hall ...

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Kelmarsh Hall has been shortlisted in the regional finals of the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards for the second year running. The awards, which recognis...

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Work has started this week on the replacement of the roof covering at Kelmarsh Hall, one of the biggest projects undertaken in its history. The 22-we...

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The Great Hall of Kelmarsh, designed by James Gibbs in the early 18th century (c.1723 – 32), decorated by Nancy Lancaster in the early 1930s, an...

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A series of flower workshops has been added to the events programme at Kelmarsh Hall next year, offering demonstrations and practical sessions to thos...

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Kelmarsh Hall opened its doors to welcome couples to this year’s Wedding Experience yesterday (September 23rd). The popular event gives cou...

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Three children planned a surprise wedding for their parents at Kelmarsh Hall as part of a new television show. Marrying Mum and Dad, which is current...

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Kelmarsh is in the running to be named Best Wedding Venue at the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards – but we need the help of our couples to be in wit...

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Upcoming events at Kelmarsh Hall will go ahead after additional drainage measures were put in place to mitigate the effects of last week’s sever...

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Kelmarsh Hall was the joint winner in the ‘Working with Children and Young People’ category in the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards 2012. ...

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A renewable energy system being installed at Kelmarsh will source heat from the lake to help preserve the hall and its contents. In order to cut the ...

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Kelmarsh Gardens featured on BBC Gardeners' World last Friday.  The episode can be viewed on the iPlayer if you missed it. Click here t...

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More than 500 people joined in with Kelmarsh’s celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, making it a day to remember for all involved. ...

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Our tea room and gift shop have undergone a refurbishment this spring.

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