National Trust reveals another treasure

Croome's Autumn Open House

 Method have been working with the Croome Redefined team designing artwork and stands for the grounds of this National Trust beauty. We were invited to this special day along with lots of volunteers and people who have been endlessly fundraising to make the house and grounds what they are today.

We were taken on tours inside the main house which had various exhibitions. The Soul to Sole in the basement was a winner with us and many of the visitors. The room was full of history with shoes that had been worn/designed through the ages. The layout and attention to detail was very clever and you could also design your own shoes! The basement also revealed a carved wood model of house within a house, following upstairs to the Long Room which displayed local children’s artwork and the glorious Red Wing.

There was the sky cafe, an ingenious idea. The house will be being worked on for the next couple of years, so they decided to put the scaffolding to good use. Once you have climbed up the 12 meters to the roof level, you can enjoy a hot drink and look at the breathtaking landscape - make sure you use the telescopes to spot the supersized painted birds! To add a bit more interest to the scaffolding, a graffiti artist from Upfest has spray painted some fun illustrations, which include The Earl of Coventry and Capability Brown.

A delicious lunch followed with music accompanied by a ‘poetry slam’ (first for us!) by Beatfreeks - they were superb! The group conjured up the story of Croome in a really fun way - very clever raps and even better lyrics!

On departure, by the RAF depot, we found Bertha the tea car - one for the road please Bertha!