The garden at The Courts is a creative response to the remains of a once industrial site.  Stone bones are softened with informal planting, and the garden unfolds in a series of garden rooms – each one a surprise.  

The National Trust is investigating the potential replacement of the welcome hut at the site and this unit was gathering ideas as to the form a new structure might take.  Students worked with the property team and regional curator to respond to their brief and interpret this in line with an understanding of operational need, conservation principles and ‘spirit of place’.