Norfolk and Norwich Festival - 'Pleasure Garden' at Felbrigg 2019

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

In partnership with the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, in May 2019 Felbrigg's Walled Garden was transformed into a listening garden.

A new installation at Felbrigg

Music and environmental sounds combined in the magnificent gardens of Felbrigg Hall to create a listening garden. Visitors were invited into the music and natural architecture, as they strolled or sat for a while.

Inspired by the story and music of Jacob van Eyck – the 17th century Dutch musician, composer, improviser and nobleman, Pleasure Garden combined excerpts from his work, set within new music by Genevieve Lacey (Australia) and Jan Bang (Norway).

" In Lacey’s hands, it’s a work of haunting purity. It returns in variation throughout the album, and in each rendition its stillness creates a moment of peace."
- Sascha Kelly - Limelight April 2016

The music is delicate and contemplative. It does not intrude on the environment. It enhances a sense of peace and wonder. We hope visitors of all ages and backgrounds were drawn to its beauty.



The gardens at Felbrigg

Felbrigg's Walled Garden is widely renowned as one of East Anglia's finest. Get up close to the double borders and herb beds and really breathe in the scent of lavender, sage and mint. You can find many modern surprises within this traditionally laid out garden. Looking after the gardens is hard work, but a rewarding job for our team, and every visit to our gardens helps to keep them blooming for future generations.

There's plenty of colour to be found in the double borders at Felbrigg Hall
The double borders in the walled garden at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
There's plenty of colour to be found in the double borders at Felbrigg Hall

'Pleasure Garden' ran in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg between Saturday 11 and Sunday 26 May 2019, 11am - 5pm.