Great news – the National Botanic Garden of Wales has secured lottery funding to commence the biggest project in the Garden’s history – a plan to restore its historic Regency landscape and uncover the origins of Middleton Hall.
We were delighted to be asked to design a display for the Gatehouse to announce this exciting era.
The designs outline the project and showcase a series of 18th century paintings by Horner which illustrate Middleton hall and its Regency landscape in its heyday. Micrographics worked with us to produce flexible and beautiful dilite panels which fit elegantly around the curved entrance, and helped us to succesfully complete this important project within a very tight deadline.
The Garden’s website announced this week:
‘The scheme includes major archaeological work which will reveal the secrets of the estate from the time of Shakespeare and before, and see the restoration of the later Regency landscape that was one of the finest water parks in Britain. When completed, the Garden will once more feature the necklace of seven lakes, cascades, falls and weirs created more than 200 years ago and again boast the Regency planting scheme that formed the heart of its parkland.’
Wonderful to have such a major development announced in this part of Wales, and in one of our favourite places!