Croome Court - talk, tours and Capability Brown
Visit and Talk | Croome Court
Thursday 6 October 2016 - 10:30 until 17:00
Croome Court has been transformed since it was bought by the Croome Heritage Trust in 2007, leased to the National Trust and opened to the public in 2009. Former ancestral home of the Earls of Coventry, the park and buildings by Capability Brown and Robert Adam have undergone extensive conservation work supported by a Heritage Lottery grant and a dedicated team including many local volunteers.
This visit has been specially arranged. It will begin with a talk by Michael Forster-Smith, General Manager of Croome, followed by tours of the conservation work on the House and new displays of the original contents, including porcelain and furniture, that have only just been re-installed. Also included is the exhibition on the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown. Lunch will be available to purchase in the 1940s style RAF Canteen or House Tea Room, following which there can be further exploration of the temples, statues, follies and Chinese Bridge in the park, as well as an optional tour of the privately owned Georgian Walled Gardens.
This event has been organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.