A medieval abbey and a Georgian water garden combine to create this World Heritage Site.
Monastic powerhouse or romantic folly?
The dual character of the landscape offers visitors a choice of experience. One part Cistercian monastery, one part 18th-century water garden. The National Trust asked us to design an interpretation scheme that would highlight the differences between these two viewpoints.
We created two distinct looks, designed to reflect the different periods in history: a hand-crafted feel for the humble monastic era, and an ornate, decorative style to capture the flamboyance of the 18th-century. The frames allow visitors to open doors to compare historic views with what can be seen today.