Grounds, Gardens and Woodland walks
The gardens at the Orangery remain a source of inspiration and wonder as they would have been for its first visitors in the 1840s. We encourage visitors today to enjoy the Long Walk and to walk beneath the Irish yew arches. Opposite the Orangery an aviary once existed beneath the yews and the outline of a swimming pool can still be seen on the car park. For our younger visitors a Woodland Walk has been created amongst the trees. Follow the sign near the entrance to the Orangery.
Our gardens are maintained by a small team of dedicated volunteers. Please help us to support their work by taking home rubbish and disposing appropriately of dog waste. If you are interested in joining our garden volunteers please contact us to discuss how you can get involved. They will often be on site to help out with directions or any questions you may have about the Orangery.
Ingestre Hall is now home to the Uk’s only dedicated residential arts centre. Through its partnership with the Orangery students and visiting groups are able to utilise the Orangery’s unique space to exhibit, inspire and collaborate within their respective art forms.
As a residential centre the Hall is not usually accessible to Orangery visitors and it is not permitted to enter its grounds with prior consent.
St Marys Church
The church is open daily from 10am until dusk and is an essential component of a visit to Ingestre. The current church is Grade I listed and was built by Walter Chetwynd in 1676 and was reputedly designed by Sir Christopher Wren. However, due to current COVID – 19 restriction please message us ahead of your visit to ensure we can arrange a viewing.
Ingestre Stables are now a leading equestrian centre and operate as a private business. They were built in 1886 by the then Earl of Shrewsbury, to house carriage horses and polo ponies. The large coach house built within the courtyard housed the collection of horse drawn vehicles, most of which are now resident in the museum at Shugborough estate.
The east wing of the stables has been converted into holiday accommodation convenient for hirers of the Orangery. This is the ideal location for customers who have hired the Orangery for private events or weddings.