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26 Apr 17

Can you find the hidden pathway?

For the next month we are preparing for the Look!Look!Look! installation. This requires a lot of work and the most recent task has been to close the initial entrance into the walled garden and introduce visitors to a slightly different one. You'll find these special signs dotted about to help you find your way. Once you arrive in the walled garden you will find something a bit different. The task that is underway is to 'level' the pathway and make it sound to hold this brand new installation. With lots of work to be done our gardeners are teaming up with some offsite help to ensure that this part of the garden is ready on time.

A slate sign redirecting people to the new entrance of the walled garden

29 Mar 17

Look!Look!Look! What has been installed inside the mansion?

Today Heather and Ivan Morison's new art installations have been dotted around the mansion. Each new, subtle piece has its own meaning and hidden story. From the porcelain rotting pineapples on the mantelpiece to a marble worm, these pieces celebrate the strange but exciting culture of the Georgians. They are an introduction to the Look!Look!Look! pavilion and the meaning behind it.

One of Heather and Ivan Morison's pieces on the mantelpiece in the Drawing Room

28 Mar 17

Look! Look! Look! Can the pavilion go on in?

One of the main installations to accompany the Walled Garden project is Heather and Ivan Morison's Look! Look! Look!. This is going to be a pavilion inspired by the Georgians love of the pineapple and all things outrageous. We are looking forward to its launch date on the 10 June. Before this however the soil of where the pineapple pavilion will be positioned needed to be tested. This was done using a large digger, which in itself was a challenge to get into the Georgian Walled Garden. After uncovering a lot of soil it has been confirmed that in terms of land, the pavilion is good to go ahead. We will keep you updated with where the artists are up to as the project continues to unfold.

Gardeners using a digger to test the depth of the soil