The Verdure Tapestry
Following a private donation of £30,000 the Verdure Tapestry, which is usually in the Long Gallery, is undergoing vital conservation work in Belgium and then at the National Trust's conservation studio in Blickling. To celebrate this work, and to highlight the wonderful tapestry collection at Packwood, we have been planning a year (or two) of tapestries with interpretation around the house and a series of events, demonstrations and workshops focusing on textiles.
How we care for our tapestries
- Keep them safe from light, heat, and visitors' fingers
- Clean them carefully with a goat's hair brush, every 2 or 3 years
- Knowing how to move them and display them properly
- Having them surveyed and regular condition reports
- Sending them to a textile conservator
- They go to a state of the art, modern studio, where they are looked after by a team of experts
Freddie works hard behind the scenes as our resident mouser. When not at work, he can often be found sunning himself in the Kitchen Garden, or asleep in his bed in one of the greenhouses.
Money raised from the sale of fruit and vegetables in the Kitchen Garden goes towards Freddie's keep.