In 2017, Staunton Country Park received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore the gardens’ history and heritage.
Over four years, the site has benefited from a £3.5 million investment.
The funding has supported many projects across the park. We’ve converted the old Portsmouth City works site into a 320-space car park, while the Coach House and stables now form our visitor centre, tea rooms and community space. Meanwhile, the Old Dairy is now a toilet block and meeting room.
We’ve also seen some improvements to the park itself. Our team have cleared the landscaped parkland of invasive weeds and misplaced plants (such as brambles and laurel), pruned mature trees to promote a safer, longer life and planted plenty of new trees and shrubs too.
The team also revisited the follies – which have been cleared and restored – and have added interpretation boards and waymarked trails to link all the park’s key features.
We have lots of other projects in the pipeline, and we are currently working on the development of the Walled Gardens – a community space with a plant sales area run by the Beacon Partnership.
More information on these future projects and other park updates can be found in our news and features section, and on our social media platforms.
- £3.5 million