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Great British Trees – Exhibition

Great British Trees - Exhibition

This exhibition is a selection of paintings that Alan Burgess made from the Fifty Great British Trees chosen by the Tree Council when people were asked to nominate their favourite tree. Alan travelled all over Britain to make studies of each of the chosen fifty. The resultant oil paintings were exhibited together, making one complete work.

He has used various criteria in choosing which of these to exhibit at the Priory. For example, some of the trees are from the South West, including the Heavitree Yew in Exeter and the Darley Oak in Cornwall. He has also selected to exhibit the Fortingall yew, possibly the oldest living tree in Europe, the lime tree at the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, which has spread to become a copse, and the dawn redwood in Cambridge Botanic Garden, a species thought to be extinct.

August 10th-26th (open daily 1-4pm) Exhibition in the Priory’s Great Hall

St Nicholas Priory: Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

Directions: St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available. Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).

Access: Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.

Facilities: Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email [email protected]

Date & Time

10/08/2024 - 26/08/2024    
13:00 - 16:00

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Where

St Nicholas Priory
Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL

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St Nicholas Priory: Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

Access: Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.

Facilities: Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email [email protected].

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