Visionary Victorian Knightshayes architect brought to life in illuminated walking theatre

This weekend an illuminated play will bring the architect of Knightshayes, William Burges, to life on an evening walk around the formal gardens.

Over three evenings from 11-13 November, the play will transport audiences into the renowned architect’s imagination, bringing his influences to life and transforming the gardens at Knightshayes into an enthralling dreamscape.


National Trust launches ‘grow-along’ to help home gardeners grow their own plastic-free kitchen sponges

The National Trust is launching a new ‘grow-along’ to help people grow their own loofahs, which can be used as a sustainable alternative to plastic washing up sponges.

In 2019, the team at Knightshayes in Devon grew their first crop of loofahs – the fruit of Luffa cylindrica , a vine in the cucumber family – and began using them to wash dishes as an alternative to disposable, plastic...