Tucked away in the books in a library at Stourhead are the letters and postcards that map the 25-year friendship between Lady Alda Hoare and the great man of literature Thomas Hardy.
Saturday 28th September 2024
Starts 12:00
Stourhead, Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD

Proposed Visit to Stourhead House and Gardens

Are you interested in a trip to Stourhead?

Date and Time: Saturday 28 September meet at Stourhead at 12 noon. 

Register your interest here. (Limited to 15)

Tucked away in the books in a library at Stourhead are the letters and postcards that map the 25-year friendship between Lady Alda Hoare and the great man of literature Thomas Hardy.

When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.

Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian house is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.

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