guilloche and five orchards

Guilloche, a classical pattern found in various guises all over Attingham, was printed large onto the field of play. The pattern, first drawn with a football pitch line marker, is now being built into the landscape with paths, earthworks, willow tunnels and log structures.

The project to re-imagine Brockhampton’s historic orchards began with two ignorances (my own). Firstly, that apples were native to England; and secondly that planting a seed from a tasty apple produced another tree yielding the same. Our project introduces five cultivars within interconnected orchards, each one pointing to its origin. Granda Ailes, for instance, one of the original wild Central Asian apples from which all our domestic varieties are descended, was brought back by Mr Ailes, a journalist, from Kazakhstan, 3025 miles from Brockhampton.

For: National Trust. Attingham and Brockhampton Estates

With: Rathbone Partnership, National Trust volunteers, CADCUT