Thursday, 12 March 2015

Victorian Conservatory


Perhaps the most celebrated feature of Wentworth Castle Gardens is the newly restored Victorian conservatory. It was featured on a TV programme called 'Restoration', which involved various worthy restoration projects competing for funds in a public vote. It didn't win, but nevertheless eventually enough funds were raised and the once derelict conservatory has been beautifully restored and rebuilt. It was dismantled into over 4000 parts, which were taken off site, stripped, repaired and repainted before being faithfully reconstructed on site again, complete with new glass carefully made to look old and flawed. It reopened in late 2013. It's beautiful.




9 comments:

  1. So enjoyed the series from Wentworth Castle Jenny, the Victorian conservatory is very beautiful, so much of the Victorian architecture was, they definitely had the handle on style.

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  2. Have been enjoying your shots of Wentworth Castle, which I've never visited. That conservatory is stunning - and the restoration project a real labour of love!

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  3. Hi Jenny - what an amazing glass house .. and I'm so pleased it's been restored to all its glory ... one day I shall get to Yorkshire and do some visiting of the spectacular places on offer .. cheers Hilary

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  4. Such good news that it has been restored. My orange Clivia is flowering now too.

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  5. This conservatory is a wow. Architecturally, it really deserved to be restored.

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  6. agree, quite beautiful, are those flowers clivia?

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  7. I really enjoy to visit this kind of place !

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