Lawson Park lies at the boundary of the Grizedale and Brantwood estates (home to John Ruskin). It sits on the hillside 200m above Coniston Water; with dramatic views down the Furness Valley and across to the Coniston Fells.
Park is an historic hill farm that is the base for our
programme of residencies and projects.
It was refurbished in 2008-2009 by Sutherland Hussey architects, and officially opened in July 2009 by Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate) and broadcaster Eric Robson.
We see the farm is an artwork in progress: socially engaged, confrontational, productive and creative, accessed though its many facets:
History - An evolution from 1338 that demonstrates the complex nature and culture of the Lake District
Land - A range of projects that propose and trial new approaches to land use, agriculture, lifestyle and ecology
Building - The story of the farm's redevelopment as a new model art institution
Gardens - The present-day gardens created by artist Karen Guthrie and a team of Grizedale Arts participants
Collection - The Lawson Park Collection furnishes the buildings and tells a subjective history of British Design
Blog - a running commentary and diary
Members of the public are more than welcome to visit Lawson Park. However as we are not always onsite and have limited staff, visits must be by prior arrangement. We also welcome advance bookings from groups for tours. Specialist and bespoke garden, art, architecture and design tours and talks are available. Please email us for more information or let us know your requirements and interest and we can create a wonderful visit for your group. The acclaimed gardens are open for charity annually under the National Garden Scheme.
To find out more about Lawson Park and to see an image gallery, click here
For Lawson Park's own website click here
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