Canons Ashby Panels & Trails

Exhibitions and self-guided trails of the garden, parkland, pump room and church at Canons Ashby.

We were invited by the National Trust property manager to develop three exhibitions and two self-guided trails to interpret the deer park, gardens, Apple Store, Pump Room and St Mary’s Church at Canons Ashby. Part of the project brief was to use the Apple Store to interpret the ongoing garden renovation. The target audiences were adult and family visitors to the property, including those wishing to walk around the deer park.

We installed a new welcome panel at the visitor car park and a series of graphic panel displays in the Apple Store, Pump Room and St Mary’s Church. These were split horizontally to communicate the same key messages to adults and children. We created two versions of a self-guided heritage and wildlife trail, one designed for adults and one for children, that linked all parts of the estate and covered the whole of the deer park. As part of the brief we drew a bird’s eye view plan of the gardens.
Canons Ashby Garden Map
Started: February 2008. Completed: November 2008.
Client: The National Trust.
Project Manager: Paul Hatfield.