The stewardship of Levens Hall and its surrounding environment has always been a priority for the estate. Whether it is maintaining the structural integrity of the House, the original layout of the Garden or its surrounding policies, conservation has always been at the heart of any project taken on by the Bagot family and those working on the estate.
The Elizabethan contents of the House are in constant need of repair, examples include the Cordoba leather wallpaper and fragile furniture inlays, as well as the cleaning of paintings. The complicated structure of the House also needs regular attention with an ongoing programme of repairs, including recent work on the chimneys and stone work.
The Garden has recently experienced the introduction of Box Blight, a virulent fungal disease that infected all forms of the box edging that is one of the main features of the garden. This has meant the replanting of over a mile and a half of edging in the past few years. Levens Hall is also on the Kent Estuary flood plain meaning that the Garden can flood several times a year, presenting a new set of challenges for the garden team.