Kirstie Young Photography

A visit to Tyntesfield estate and a beautiful paper sculpture

A beautiful, sunny Autumn day, and with the leaves still showing their multicoloured glory we decided to take a trip to a National Trust estate – Tyntesfield in Wraxall.  In the grounds of the estate is one of the smallest building in the National Trust’s vast portfolio – a tiny Victorian Aviary.  Built in the late 1800′s to house exotic birds, and later adapted into a  children’s playhouse, a year ago this had fallen into disrepair.  Restoration began in March last year, and on completion visitors were asked to help make 1,000 origami birds which have been used to make the stunning art installation we saw today.