Tolpuddle Manor dates from 1656 and is the home of Julian Francis, a long-term supporter of the charity.
It boasts one of the most important private collections of lettering on stone. Join us for a private tour of the garden with its 1.5 acres arranged on three levels with substantial yew hedges, large borders and trees including a large copper beech and a Judas Tree. You will encounter lettering on stone dotted around the garden, including work by David Kindersley, Gary Breeze, Tom Perkins, and Teucer Wilson. Julian’s collection also includes sculptures by Peter Randall-Page and Mary Spencer Watson.
Artist Ayako Furano, who has taken up a Journeyman Scheme through the Lettering Arts Trust and is a recipient of a Harriet Frazer bursary, will demonstrate the timeless craft of carving throughout the day.
Tea, coffee, wine and light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are £8 to Friends of the Lettering Arts Trust, and £10 to other guests. For further information telephone 01728 688 393
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