Last week saw the launch of a brand-new community exhibition ‘Burnby Hall Gardens Restoration Project, The Story So Far’ at Pocklington Arts Centre.
This free exhibition tells the story of the three-year Golden Jubilee Restoration Project, exploring the essential restoration work needed and highlighting the dedication and hard work of all the community groups and volunteers involved so far.
This exhibition features the latest updates from the restoration project as well as artwork from the Beverley Mental Health Art Group, a volunteer research display and photography in thanks to the Pocklington Camera Club.
The exhibition will run for six weeks until Thursday 10 May and is located in the studio at the arts centre.
There is also the opportunity to see a special edit of the drone footage, filmed and edited by Peter Knowles amateur dronist.
This short film provides a new perspective on the Gardens and the restoration project work.
The exhibition is part of the Golden Jubilee Restoration Project, which in funded in thanks to National Lottery Players.
In 2016 Burnby Hall Gardens was awarded £634,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This grant is essential for ensuring the famous hardy water lily collection is safeguarded for future generations. The Gardens were originally designed by the Stewart family from 1904 until Major Percy
Stewart’s death in 1962 when he left the Gardens in Trust to the people of Pocklington.
Visit the Pocklington Arts Centre website at http://www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk/contact+us for the opening hours.