Chatsworth to close garden with immediate effect
Chatsworth has taken the decision to close its garden to visitors with immediate effect today (22 March) until further notice in light of the most recent government guidance.
The toilets will remain open today 22 March, but all public toilets at Chatsworth will be closed from 23 March. Chatsworth House, Farmyard and Adventure Playground were not open, and will remain closed.
Chatsworth Chief Executive Stephen Vickers said: “This decision has not been taken lightly. The situation is enormously complex and fast moving, and we believe that taking decisive action to help implement effective social distancing is in the best interests of all of our visitors and staff, and is part of the collective national effort to help contain the coronavirus.
“On behalf of the Duke and Duchess, and everyone as at Chatsworth, I would like to thank our visitors for their continued support, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back soon.”
As a vital food service outlet, the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop remains open, and everyone is working hard to ensure staff and customers are protected with social distancing measures, and maintain stocks and replenish shelves, so it can best serve the community. More products are being added to the online shop, and local delivery and click and collect services are being set up to support those who are self-isolating. The café at the farm shop remains closed.
Outdoor space and fresh air are imperative to everyone’s wellbeing, and the Chatsworth Park and Woodland will remain open. However, Chatsworth is asking people to observe all Government guidelines regarding social distancing and unnecessary travel.
Updates will be posted when available on the Chatsworth website and social media channels, so please look out for these.
For more information, visit www.chatsworth.org