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Silver linings

March 15, 2021 12:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Newly appointed Head Gardener Andrew Humphris reveals his plans for the Garden and explains why visitors will find a few changes when the gates open for the 2021 season.


First mistress

March 8, 2021 3:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Parham has been shaped very strongly by the women who have lived in it and looked after it over the past centuries. The first mistress of the House was Elizabeth Verney of Fairfield in Somerset, a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth I.


New Head Gardener

February 10, 2021 12:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Andrew Humphris, who took up his role as Parham’s new Head Gardener last month.  Andrew comes to Parham from West Lodge Estate in Dorset, where he has established and improved upon a new garden and landscape, working in conjunction with leading designers.


Christmas at Parham

December 4, 2020 12:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Christmas at Parham is a time of quiet family gatherings and reflection on the year that has passed. Lady Emma Barnard recounts some of the more memorable anecdotes of Christmas from bygone days, including the time in 1939 when her great-grandparents took in 30 evacuee children from Peckham in South London.