22 April 2013

Beatrix goes to Tatton

Beatrix Potter was a huge supporter of and benefactor to the National Trust and this year the National Trust's Tatton Park is giving its visitors the opportunity to learn more about, and see work by, our very own Beatrix.  Tatton is an historic house and estate in Cheshire, on the doorstep of a large urban population so it's the perfect place to introduce Beatrix to a wider audience.

Liz our House & Collections Manager, has already been involved with getting the selection of Beatrix's artwork being exhibited down to Tatton and in addition she will be giving a talk there on the 4th May; and Pete, our gardener (well-known to regular readers of this blog) will be giving a talk there centred around Hill Top garden on Sunday 21st July.

The summer-long celebration called The Magic of Beatrix Potter includes an exhibition featuring some of her watercolours and an enchanting programme of family events and activities. Some of Beatrix Potter's finest watercolours are on display in the Amber Bedroom of the Mansion. In addition there will be storytelling in the Library at weekends and a Mrs Tiggywinkle trail for younger visitors to follow (although we can't guarantee they'll see Mrs T herself!).
Animals on the table is not something we normally encourage!

Here are some useful links to learn more:

post by Linda | photos from Tatton Park Facebook