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National Trust buys Heritage Garden Furniture Mar 07

a large brick building

A couple of years ago we were delighted to be approached by Beningbrough Hall & Gardens, a large National Trust property near York, when they were looking for some new All Weather Rattan garden furniture for their Conservatory (pictured above) and also for a sheltered portico alcove nearby. The period style of our All Weather Rattan furniture was considered admirably suitable for the locations in & around the property. 

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Giant Calamondin

As well as the Panama Java Honey Lounge Set  the National Trust staff chose a rattan Tea for Two set comprising deep seated armchairs and a rattan table which they have positioned in the Conservatory. Beningbrough Hall was built in 1716 by John Bouchier and is one of the most remarkable Baroque houses in England with red brick facade and richly carved interiors.The Conservatory was a Victorian addition to house an extensive collection of Exotic Plants that were brought back from far corners of the Empire. Heritage Gardens has also supplied a Giant Calamondin citrus plant which will complement the furniture and embrace the atmosphere of earlier days. 

Beningbrough Hall houses an impressive collection of 18th Century portraits and there are interpretation galleries in partnership with the National Gallery where visitors can also enjoy an interactive experience.The beautiful Gardens & Parkland have many attractive features such as the famous Pear Arch and working walled garden which supplies the Walled Garden Restuarant. There are also formal borders, labrynth paths and hidden woods to discover.Throughout the year many family activities take place and there is a fully equipped Victorian laundry and a newly extended wilderness play area.

 National Trust Images/John Millar.

Photo: © National Trust Images/John Millar







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