The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Winterbourne House and Garden

Caroline Jamison

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Visit to The Barber Institute of Fine Art 

and Winterbourne House and Garden 

Wednesday 5th October 2016 

Join us on a wonderful tour of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts housing one of the UK’s most prestigious small European art collections, and a visit to Winterbourne House and Garden, a fine example of an Edwardian home in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement. Both are situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Winterbourne was the home of John and Margaret Nettlefold.  John was a philanthropist and pioneer of town planning; the ideas he used in the house were adapted for less wealthy areas of the city.  Margaret designed the garden and was much influenced by Gertrude Jekyll. Intended as a small country estate, the house is a rare example of a 20th century villa with rustic outbuildings and a large garden.  Both the house and garden, true to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, have examples of local craftsmanship throughout.

There will be coffee and biscuits on arrival at the Barber Institute followed by a guided tour.  Lunch will be at Winterbourne House where we will explore the beautifully restored period rooms before a guided tour of the renowned Grade II listed garden. We will also have an opportunity to visit the Coach House Gallery, the Victorian printing press exhibition and the Gift Shop. Tea and cakes will be available in the Terrace Tea Room at your expense.

More detail of travel and timings is available through this Booking Document link