Discovering Sharpham - a Heritage Lottery Fund project

Discovering Sharpham - a Heritage Lottery Fund project

We've received £57,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Discovering Sharpham project that will boost volunteering opportunities across our beautiful Estate on the banks of the River Dart.Heritage Lottery Fund at Sharpham

The funding – made possible by people who play the National Lottery – will  support volunteers in carrying out vital conservation tasks and the restoration of our parkland and gardens – thought to have been created by England’s most famous landscape designer Capability Brown.

The Discovering Sharpham project will also help to improve access to the unique built and natural heritage of our 550-acre Sharpham Estate, based around Grade 1-listed Sharpham House, just outside Totnes, Devon.

The project will reinstate the final section of the original Carriage Drive: the cycle and footpath that runs between Totnes and the Sharpham Estate. A new Heritage Trail along the drive will be developed, with improved signage and information.

A new Volunteer and Engagement Officer has been employed on the Discovering Sharpham project: Maya Herbolzheimer, who will recruit and oversee volunteer teams, as well as working with local schools.


Volunteer to experience the Great Outdoors


People who volunteer at Sharpham gain a deeper understanding of the Estate’s grounds and gardens and a stronger connection with nature.

They get enriching experiences of planting, gardening, work with trees and on the land.

Volunteers get the chance to enjoy gratifying, physical work on the Estate, whilst learning new skills in nature conservation, garden restoration and the outdoors.

How to get involved in Discovering Sharpham

If you want to volunteer for or get involved with Discovering Sharpham, please contact Maya Herbolzheimer on 01803 731802 or email [email protected]

Click here to read our news post about the funding and the project


If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Amy Ruewell, Trust Administrator
Tel: 01803 732055
Email: [email protected]
Address: Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7UT