Sharpham House & landscape
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Sharpham's Historic Landscape & Trees tour


Esteemed landscape historian John Phibbs leads a guided walk at Sharpham and shares our fascinating architecture and parkland with you.

In this two-hour walk, John will uncover some of the rich history within our River Dart setting, he'll discuss the design features of 18th century Sharpham House and grounds and he'll be musing on the underlying mindset of the owners & the rural culture of the time.

The Bathing House with Sharpham House  on The Sharpham Estate

While we have no proof on paper, it is thought that famed landscape designer Capability Brown sculpted the parkland that surrounds Sharpham House - and John Phibbs will explain why during this absorbing event.

He'll also be bringing the stories up to date, covering The Sharpham Trust's work with the landscape - preserving the historic parkland, planting (and re-planting) trees and ensuring that the grounds support human and wildlife side-by-side. 

This is a rare chance to visit and discover more about Sharpham's history, from one of the UK's leading landscape historians.


10.15am - meet in Green Parking Bays (parking also available by walled garden/coach house).

Event finishes at approx 12.30pm


A fabulous day in such a special place - thanks to everyone involved

participant on a Sharpham Trust nature event

Fantastic info! Very knowledgeable.

participant on a Sharpham Trust nature event

It was a fantastic experience

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Sharpham State

The Sharpham Estate

We're a 550-acre estate on the banks of the River Dart, set within a National Landscape Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We've been designated organic and we're rewilding parts of the estate, helping to restore nature and to connect people to the land and themselves through our programme of retreats, courses and events.

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Thanks to the Sharpham Wild About Trees Project scheme, we have a number of free places on this event for adults and children, for those who would find it hard to attend otherwise.

Adult £8 – standard cost (helps support and sustain the work of The Sharpham Trust)

Adult £5 – subsidised cost for those who need it (still helps The Sharpham Trust)

Adult FREE – fully funded - for people on low incomes or unwaged only

Children, aged 10-17 FREE - fully funded

There is a maximum of 2 children per adult.

Available dates

2024 22 Sep

Sharpham Historic Landscape & Trees Tour

With John Phibbs MBE