Ancient and Veteran Trees Exhibition by Peter Thuring

One of the black and white photographs by Peter Thuring on display for the exhibition

Open from 3 December to 23 December see a series of photographs by Peter Thuring celebrating the ancient and veteran trees of Petworth Park that have withstood the ravages of time.

As the culmination of a series of events at Petworth commemorating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, this exhibition recognises the ‘ancient’ or ‘veteran’ classified trees that range from 250 to nearly 1,000 years old that stand proudly today punctuating the landscape work of art by Capability Brown.

Visit the Ancient and Veteran Trees Exhibition that pays tribute to trees of Petworth Park that are hundreds of years old
An ancient tree of Petworth captured in black and white photograph by Peter Thuring
Visit the Ancient and Veteran Trees Exhibition that pays tribute to trees of Petworth Park that are hundreds of years old

Peter Thuring has been inspired by the creative spirit of Brown choosing to use a large format camera, a slow method that clearly expresses the very fine and delicate details of the trees but also captures their magnificence and grandeur in black and white photography.

" With their burst bark, burs and broken branches, these trees have taken centuries to develop and show the scars of their long-lived life."
- Peter Thuring

Based in the Servants’ Quarters the exhibition is free to see between 11am and 3:30pm but normal admission prices apply.