September is an ideal time to take a tour of the grounds of Wray Castle in the company of National Trust gardener Peter Tasker. As part of the Trust’s ‘Great British Walk’ Festival,Pete will take you on a stroll visiting the many fine trees and forgotten nooks and crannies of our gardens, woods and meadows. All touched by the reds and yellows of autumn. If you fancy joining Pete on a walk around Wray Castle grounds there are two more tours coming up; Monday the 17th and Monday the 24th, both starting at 2pm. There is no charge- just turn up with walking shoes and a coat!
|The 'Secret Garden' at Wray Castle|
|Hill Top Farm in the 1940s, just one of the many fascinating images we have discovered in the collection|
Two other conservation projects are scheduled for the next couple of weeks. If you are able to visit on 19-21 Sept you can observe a master ceramics conservator in action as she cleans the paint away from the tile surround of the morning room fireplace and reveals the images hidden underneath. And one week later, on 26-28 an architectural wood carver will be demonstrating his craft.
|Bricks being removed from the Morning Room fireplace in preperation for the tiles being revealed next week|
post by Rose | photos National Trust; Kenneth Shepherd
Kenneth Shepherd Hill Top photo (not to be reproduced without permission of National Trust)