‘Changing garden experiences – the formal and the informal garden environment’.
This year, there are national festivities to celebrate Capability Brown’s 300th anniversary and also campaigns to mark ‘The Year of the English Garden. Our experiences of gardens have changed over time; from the formal to the more natural. The Gardens of Knebworth House include both formal and informal areas, which blend to create a harmonious experience for our visitors. The layout of the Garden by Sir Edwin Lutyens into ‘garden rooms’ invites discovery and exploration. The Gardens team maintain the 28 acres of Garden to provide interest and enjoyment for the thousands of visitors who come to Knebworth throughout the open season.
This June and July, we are planning a small outdoor exhibition of sculpture created by local artists. The pieces will form a trail through the gardens for our visitors to follow. We are inviting up to 10 artists to display work that responds to the theme of formal v. informal gardens; exploring complementary influences and sources. Artists from Hertfordshire and surrounding areas are invited to submit work for consideration by 31st March 2016. The work will be selected by Henry & Martha Lytton Cobbold. Artists will be notified by mid-April if they have been successful.