Saturday, March 21, 2020

The New Visitor Centre Welcomes Walkers to Wimpole (NT) Grounds

As with other National Trust properties Wimpole Park and Gardens remain open with a one-way route through the gardens to help maintain social distancing. The new car park and visitor centre opened in February  with a longer route to the stables, gardens and house but with plenty of room of parking. The old car park is being dug up and returned to parkland.
The new visitor centre itself is not a thing of beauty - I expected a more sympathetic and innovative design but I guess it will look better when the planting around it matures. I wondered who the designer was for the project and was amused by this quote in their write up of the new area - perhaps Capability has returned to oversee the work
Wimpole Estate is one of just a handful of Grade I Registered Parklands in the country with landscape works being carried out by notable designers such as ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton.

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