Petworth 'GPS Trees' exhibition by Richard Geraint Evans

Petworth’s ancient trees are a must-see and their natural beauty has been brought indoors for a new exhibition featuring nine incredibly detailed drawings of trees at Petworth, each including GPS coordinates so you can discover the tree for yourself.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Created with pen and graphite on cotton paper, then framed using sustainable softwood, Richard’s drawings help tell the story of the incredible trees at Petworth House and Park. One ancient tree in Petworth Park is estimated to be around 940 years old. The oak tree has survived all the landscape changes since the 12th century and this organism has now been captured in a detailed drawing by Richard.

By writing the tree’s GPS coordinates beneath his tree portraits Richard invites you to visit the actual tree. He does this because he wants to create stronger emotional bonds between people and individual trees. Richard believes that once we take the time to find, meet and ‘connect’ with the subject of his drawings we are more likely to care about the tree’s long-term welfare.

Mon 11 Oct to Sun 5 Dec. Closes at 3:30pm from Mon 1 Nov.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Petworth

Prices

Petworth House and Park
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
1 adult, 2 children £26.40 £24.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Main Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £4 - This can be paid by cash at the pay machines, by card at visitor reception or using a PayByPhone contactless service (Location Number 803377)

North Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £3 - This can be paid by cash at pay machines or using PayByPhone contactless service available (Location Number 803378)

The basics

Meeting point
GPS Trees by Richard Geraint Evans can be seen in the exhibition room of Petworth Servants' Quarters
Accessibility
The exhibition has step free access

Contact Info

Name
Petworth Property Office
Email
petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01798 342207

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Petworth 'GPS Trees' exhibition by Richard Geraint Evans

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Petworth’s ancient trees are a must-see and their natural beauty has been brought indoors for a new exhibition featuring nine incredibly detailed drawings of trees at Petworth, each including GPS coordinates so you can discover the tree for yourself.

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