Heritage Open Days: Saturday 14th September
Every September, historic buildings across the country open their doors for free for Heritage Open Days. It’s a special chance to access hidden gems that are usually not accessible to the public.
Clem’s Garden sits in the grounds of Briarcourt - a privately owned Grade II-listed Arts and Crafts manor house designed by pioneering architect, Edgar Wood. Originally built as a wedding present for the son of a local mill owner, it was in institutional use for over 60 years; and amazingly, many of the important architectural features (including ornate plasterwork, stained glass and an original painted frieze) have survived. The building is slowly being renovated to resurrect more of the original Arts and Crafts spirit.
There will be 4 guided tours of Briarcout at 10am, 11am, 12noon and 2pm on Saturday 14th September and Clem’s Garden will be open to visitors too! The house tours MUST be booked in advance through the Visitors Information Point at Huddersfield Art Gallery and places are strictly limited. Bookings open on Saturday 24th August.
Clem’s Garden will be open from 10am-3pm and you don’t need to book for this. Pop by, come and chat to some of the team, and treat yourself to some gorgeous eco-blooms! We’ll look forward to seeing you then.