NU1813 : Lock, the Singing Gate, The Alnwick Garden

taken 4 years ago, near to Alnwick, Northumberland, Great Britain

Lock, the Singing Gate, The Alnwick Garden
Lock, the Singing Gate, The Alnwick Garden
Close up of the lock in Singing Gate at The Alnwick Garden (see NU1813 : The Singing Gate, The Alnwick Garden for wider view). Unveiled on 27 August 2015 by the Duchess of Northumberland, whose idea it was, it is designed as a rambling rose with stems, branches and leaves, with a special feature that as someone approaches it, birdsong is triggered. It was crafted by blacksmith Stephen Lunn and his apprentice daughter Ashlee Donaldson, with the glasswork, including the irises along the base, being made by glass artist Helen Grierson and the electronics produced by electronics engineer Richard Benjamin.
The Alnwick Garden :: NU1913
The Alnwick Garden was the brainchild of the Duchess of Northumberland, established in the early years of the 21st century in the grounds of her castle at Alnwick. it is run as a separate visitor attraction from the castle itself. The project aims not only to provide a wide range of garden settings for pleasure, but also a learning experience for children and as a charitable foundation to promote gardening skills. Official website LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Place (from Tags)
Alnwick  The Alnwick Garden 
Blacksmith (from Tags)
Stephen Lunn  Ashlee Donaldson 
Artist (from Tags)
Helen Grierson 
Engineer (from Tags)
Richard Benjamin 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 189 133 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:24.8414N 1:42.1101W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 189 133
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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