Ingestre Orangery is a Grade II listed building in the Staffordshire village of Ingestre. 

The Orangery sits in the grounds of Ingestre Hall and is owned by Sandwell Council**. 

The building and gardens had been unused for many years and became overgrown and hidden.

The Friends of Ingestre Orangery have a 30 year lease from Sandwell Council and with their support,
we established our Charity, Friends of Ingestre Orangery, to restore the Orangery and its grounds to a 
sustainable use as a Heritage Hub and a Community Centre. 

We have been funded by:

                                                               The National Lottery Heritage Fund  

The Ingestre Orangery: Heritage Pod Development –This project is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

                                                                   Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council  

                                                                        The Architectural Heritage fund

                                                                           Historic Houses Foundation 

                                                                                  The Pilgrim Trust

                                                                                    Garfield Weston

                                                    We still need to raise £23,000 to complete the project as planned. 

Significant help from our volunteers has enabled us to bring the garden back to life, providing a perfect backdrop to the Orangery whose heritage can be shared, used and enjoyed by everyone. 

Find out more about our Heritage Lottery Fund development project and how you can get involved.

See our 'What's On?' page for more information.  Check out our latest calendar of events here.


The Friends of Ingestre Orangery received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £48,900 towards the cost of developing the project to restore the Orangery for community use.

This phase of the project involves undertaking surveys, carrying out historical research and devising an exciting programme of heritage based activities and events - all will take place in and around our Grade II Listed Orangery.


** Please note that Ingestre Hall is not open to the public, unless as arranged through the Friends of Ingestre Orangery.  If you would like to make an enquiry about this, please contact us on or keep an eye on this website for future public openings.

What would you like to see and do at Ingestre Orangery? Complete our survey.

Donations can be made to Friends of Ingestre Orangery via the following link

  • About Us

    Find out more about the Friends of Ingestre Orangery and where to find us.

  • What's On?

    Check out our programme of events and find out how you can get involved.

  • Explore

    Discover more about the history and heritage of the site through photographs and reports.

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Read more about our Heritage Lottery Fund development project and keep up to date with the latest news.

The Ingestre Orangery Project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Thanks to National Lottery Players, we have been able to start the process of restoring this fascinating building for use by the local community.

Friends of Ingestre Orangery     
Registered Charity No. 1147905     Charitable Company Registered in England Reg No. 07907112      Home Farm Court, Ingestre,Stafford ST18 0PZ

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