£25 members/ £30 non-members George Carter and Caroline Knight have arranged a visit to celebrate the recent restoration of the Vinery and Walled Garden at Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB, by
£25 members/ £30 non-members
George Carter and Caroline Knight have arranged a visit to celebrate the recent restoration of the Vinery and Walled Garden at Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB, by kind permission of the Earl of Leicester.
The Vinery is an elegant design by Samuel Wyatt, who went on to design many of the estate buildings for Thomas William Coke. It was built 1782-4 just outside the exceptionally large walled garden which was begun at the same time, when the enlargement of the lake meant that the earlier kitchen garden disappeared. There has been an ambitious restoration of the glasshouses and we will hear from Mark Morrell, the head gardener, about the fruit and vegetables that were grown and how the glasshouses were adapted to accommodate changing fashions in growing.
We hope to have an opportunity to walk to the Leicester Monument in the park, designed by William John Donthorn and erected after the death of Thomas William Coke in 1842. It was given by his tenants in recognition of his achievements as an agricultural reformer, and is decorated with carvings of animals and crops.
This event is for members and non-members.
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(Friday) 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm