Gallry’s Luton Hoo art show is a home from home

GALLERY owners Drew and Karin Wilson are holding their first-ever “at home” event to help raise funds for a walled garden project.

From next Friday, September 10, until Sunday, September 12, the Luton Hoo Estate is taking part in the English Heritage Open Days .

To correspond with the event Drew and Karin, who own the A & K Wilson Gallery in Harpenden, will be holding an exhibition in the nearby Ornamental Dairy to help raise funds for the stately home’s walled garden which is currently being restored by volunteers.

Drew said: “Karin and I actually live in the Dairy House just opposite the walled garden and so we are holding our first ever ‘at home’ event and are donating 10 per cent of all sales to help in the restoration of the gardens.”

The exhibition, which will be open from 11am to 4.30pm, will include gallery artists and specially-invited guests, a number of whom will be working on site.

The Ornamental Dairy and Tea House was built in 1890 specifically to entertain guests from the Luton Hoo mansion. It has been used in the BBC’s production of Bleak House and more recently in the period black comedy Burke and Hare.

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