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As we grow as an organisation, we aim to continue our commitment to environmental sustainability. Here are examples by department of things we do as part of this commitment.

Events & Filming

  • Re-purpose film props wherever possible, including: chairs, curtains and timber to build props for in-house events.
  • Re-use art fixtures here in the house to avoid waste – 21 portraits now hang in the Oak Staircase.
  • Only work with films crews who are ALBERT registered – an accreditation that shows crews have signed up to the environmental sustainability principles (Studio Sustainability Standard).


  • Re-purpose original materials from Wentworth Woodhouse to create fundraising items, such as:

– Clocks made from original roof slates and timber frames
– Tea light holders made from excess copper
– Tote bags made from the old Garden deck chair fabric
– Lamps and sun dials made from original stone balusters
– Keyrings made from original roof tile slate

Gift Shop

  • Source local products wherever possible to mitigate transport pollution.
  • Source from only UK brands.
  • Prioritize sustainable packaging and the use of paper bags.


  • Use recycled paper for printed brochures and leaflets.
  • Prioritize sustainably sourced merchandise e.g seed packets and branded fruit rather than one-use plastic items.
  • Re-use foamex boards multiple times to reduce their environmental impact.
  • Send newsletter’s via email rather than on paper.


  • Use water harvesting equipment to collect rain water for watering plants in the Gardens.
  • Re-use and re-purpose old materials to build equipment and fixtures for the Forest of Bewilderment activities.
  • Create dead hedging areas to encourage wildlife – sustaining a healthy eco-system in the Gardens.
  • Seed collection and propagation of Bee & Butterfly friendly perennials, encouraging & sustaining pollinators.
  • Ensure areas of the grass are left uncut to benefit our wildlife such as, birds, bees and butterflies.
  • Actively encourage a conservation and sustainability ethos through educational materials with garden visitors, community groups and schools.


  • Use local suppliers within a 40 mile radius who prioritize locally-sourced produce.
  • Work with Doncaster based company, ReFood, for sustainable food waste management.
  • Re-use disposable items wherever possible and request the same from our suppliers to deliver in re-usable trays.
  • Aim to use as little one-use plastic as possible.
  • Use produce and ingredients from our Gardens such as the honey from our bees on-site.
  • The food menu is 50% vegetarian and vegan, 25% fish and 25% meat.

Community & Education

  • Use of electric minibus.
  • Greenhouse project, re-purposing glass from the Camellia House.
  • Wild at Heart project increases children’s awareness of birds and bugs using nature-based crafts and re-cycled materials.
  • Projects to increase biodiversity and habitats in the Gardens.
  • Community gardening groups for well-being aim to develop an area for seasonal vegetables to be grown and used in the Butler’s Pantry Café.


  • Prioritize re-cycled and eco-friendly materials in the Crafting Trailer activities.

Site Management

  • LED lightbulbs now in place across 98% of the site.
  • Insulating all new roofs (60% completed at the Mansion since 2017).
  • Moving to ground source heating (work has already begun on this at the Stables).
  • Exploring use of solar panels.
  • Exploring ways to control our heating before major capital works take place.


  • Betterworld water filter system in situ with re-useable water bottles provided to all staff and volunteers to reduce single-use plastic.
  • All general waste is managed by KCM Waste in Rotherham who recycle 99% of all waste they receive and are working towards a zero-landfill policy.