The Orchard project - an invitation to artists

white damson blossoms in orchard with moated manor house in background

We are looking for an artist or designer to work closely with us to imagine a long term vision for a major orchard restoration project from 2017 to 2020 and beyond.

This vision is to manage the land for wildlife and nature whilst still maintaining a beautiful and productive landscape for visitors. We have identified that 21 acres of orchards to the north and east of the manor house were lost in the 20th century alone.

By working with an artist, we want to go far beyond a simple replanting scheme.  We want to tell the story of the fruit which has been embedded within the estate for centuries.

All UK visual artists are welcome to apply.  Full details are given in the brief below. There is an open day on 12th September for those who want to find out more.  Expressions of interests are needed by 3rd September.

Orchard Project Brief (PDF / 0.658203125MB) download

Spirit of Place (PDF / 0.1318359375MB) download

Replanting the orchard
Replanting the orchard
Replanting the orchard