I've been preparing for a workshop taking place this Saturday, 21 June 2014, at Basing House in Basingstoke. Not having been before, I was taken aback at the amazing history of the former Tudor house. In it's time it was larger than Hampton Court Palace and had an enviable list of royal guests. The owner was almost bankrupted by them, so decided to curtail further visitors by demolishing half of it!
The surrounding landscape is beautiful and you could easily get lost on many of the walks. Hopefully the weather will remain good on Saturday so I can take the workshop participants round the grounds drawing before going back to the former farm, where I'll show them how to translate all the work into layered paper drawings.
|Basing House walled garden|