Wray Castle is a Grade 2 listed Victorian Gothic revival house, with garden and surrounding parkland, that has been in NT ownership since 1929. Over the last 10 years we have been restoring the garden and parkland while the house has changed from a management training centre, with limited public access to a popular visitor destination attracting 150,000 visitors a year.
The focus of the study day is to explain the process used to bring about the restoration of this significant designed landscape. Highlighting the successes and challenges that we faced along the way. We will cover
- Identifying the key parkland features.
- How to write a Conservation Plan.
- Identifying sources of funding for works.
- Balancing the demands of access and conservation.
The day will be a combination of indoor and outdoor sessions.
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch with you. There is also a café on site.