Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth Castle Gardens is the only Grade 1 listed Parkland and Garden in South Yorkshire

Narrating the captivating past of the castle and its inhabitants

As the only Grade 1 listed Parkland and Garden in South Yorkshire, the World at Wentworth project was part of an on-going restoration project at the site. Breathing life into an historic location, the works saw the wrought iron and glass Victorian Conservatory resurrected to its former glory.

Working closely with the project team and trustees, PLB were commissioned on a design and supervise contract, so as to implement both internal and external interpretation on-site.

Narrating the captivating past of Wentworth Castle and its inhabitants, the old potting shed was reinvented as a foyer, with a focus on the history of the gardens and their political planting. The space also served to educate children about growing seeds, botany and the medicinal uses of plants, as well as other aspects of their cultural inheritance. Through meticulous collaboration, PLB worked with the trust to develop fun and engaging materials, along with generating original ideas for interactive activities, such as Geo-Cache Trails, a Smart Phone App and AV attractions.

The fully restored iron and glass Victorian conservatory at Wentworth Castle Gardens
Extract of the Wentworth Castle Gardens guidebook detailing the site's history

Wentworth 2

“The glass house is a must see, and the house. Well lost for words. It’s an overall fantastic place to visit and would suit anyone and any age for the day out.”

Wentworth 1

“We have been delighted with the fresh ideas brought by PLB – it changed our thinking and will result in a project that works better all round.”

Claire Herring, Director

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