Each year, the Historic Houses Learning Advisory Panel presents the Frances Garnham Award to a house or garden that's demonstrated a particularly innovative approach to education or community engagement work.

The Award, now in its third year, commemorates the achievements of Frances Garnham, who worked as Director of Policy and Campaigns at Historic Houses until early 2015. Frances was passionate about helping our places to develop exciting and innovative educational projects.

In 2017, the award was presented to Clytha Park in Monmouthshire, whose owners had shown real determination to build strong links with people of all ages in their community from a standing start, and with little by way of supporting infrastructure. Previous winners are Fairfax House in York, and Holdenby House in Northamptonshire.