About us

Springhead’s mission is to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to experience and value the rural environment, and to learn about the sustainable use of natural resources; as well as to conserve the buildings and gardens as a special place for education, enjoyment of the arts, music and rural culture.

Our main areas of work are:

  • Providing environmental education and personal development by running day and residential visits, particularly for children and young people
  • Promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment, by following organic principles and using renewable energy technologies
  • Enabling people to enjoy and learn about the arts, by staging productions in our open-air theatre, holding exhibitions, plays, concerts, workshops and classes
  • Giving the public opportunities to enjoy and learn at Springhead through open days, volunteering, and providing spaces for community use
  • Conserving and enhancing the buildings, gardens and grounds of Springhead for future generations

Our people

We value all our volunteers, trustees, staff and patrons and the contribution they make towards Springhead’s work

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The gardens

Springhead’s ornamental lakeside gardens, kitchen garden and orchard have evolved over the years but always been central to our work

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History of Springhead

People have been drawn to Fontmell Magna since ancient times, and Springhead’s spring water was most probably the main attraction

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How we are funded

Funding sources include trusts and foundations, individual donors, the Friends of Springhead and those who hire the site for weddings and events

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Our impact

It is essential that we understanding the difference we make to peoples lives, so we listen carefully to what our users say to help us work out if we’re achieving what we set out to

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