Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Benmore Fernery


A recent visit to the Benmore Botanic Garden, 30 miles west of Glasgow, provided the opportunity to look around its Victorian Fernery, beautifully restored by MAST Architects with a modern barrel-vaulted roof springing from the original walls. The project doesn't appear to have been particularly well-covered by the architectural press, although there is an article in 'Country Life' (December 9, 2009). Architects and designers will find yet more to interest them in an exhibition of the work of the late furniture designer Tim Stead in the Gardens' Courtyard gallery, which runs until 25 July 2010.
Link: http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/benmore
Access: Entry fee to gardens