The Discovery Project


  • People - welcoming visitors and improving volunteer facilities
  • Heritage - creating opportunities for visitors to appreciate the Estate's diverse history 
  • Landscapes - re-instating historical pathways, re-introducing vistas and features



Support the Projects

Make your mark on the Park

How you can help

Small contributions can make a big difference! Put your spare change to good use by ‘Rounding Up’ when making a purchase in our Tea Rooms, or pop a few pennies into one of our Collection Boxes

Below are some other ways in which you can make your mark on the Park:

Buy A Brick, £100

Path of Life to be installed within the Walled Garden borders

Path of Life

Buy a brick on our ‘Path of Life’ to be created within the Walled Garden borders during 2020. The pathway will be edged with red clay bricks which can be engraved with your message, whether that is to mark a special occasion or event, or to remember a special someone.

The cost of a brick is £100 and all profits go towards the Discovery Project. You will receive a Certificate of Thanks in addition to your engraved brick on the pathway.

Bricks can be ordered now! Please click on the button and follow the guidance. Choose your message carefully – there is a maximum of 32 CHARACTERS (letters and spaces), over two lines, 16 characters per line.

Donate £25

We would welcome a £25 donation to the cause; in return we will send you a Certificate of Thanks and an ‘I Love Upton Country Park’ pin badge as a thank you.

Your donation will go directly towards the Discovery Project; please click the button and follow the guidance.

Become a Park Patron, £250

Upton House and Country Park

Businesses & Individuals

Become a Park Patron to show your support for Upton Country Park and the work that the Discovery Project will do to improve the Estate.

Open to individuals as well as businesses, we offer Park Patrons a number of benefits for a generous donation of £250:

  • An Upton Country Park Discovery Project Certificate of Thanks
  • An acknowledgement within our new Welcome Centre (for 10 years)
  • Recognition on our website and Facebook page, including a link to your own website (for 12 months)

Make your own mark on the Park!

We welcome your own ideas. Perhaps you’d like to sponsor a new feature or facility for our visitors to enjoy in the park or Welcome Centre? Or provide equipment for our volunteer group?

You only have to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

  Park Patrons

A big thank you to our first Park Patrons, Castlemain Groundworks and Western Design Architects! We are very grateful for their support.

Castlemain Groundworks, Poole - Park Patron
WDA Western Design Architects - Park Patron