I can't remember how long it has been since we visited The Harley Gallery which is sited on part of the Welbeck Estate. The area is next to a Notcutts Garden Centre where often when we travelled home we would take my Mum and Dad for lunch. This was way before The Harley Gallery opened. The last time we were there we met up with a friend I have known since we were about five or six years old at school. It's funny, we rarely see each other now but when we do meet up it's as if we only saw each other the day before.
When the gallery first opened it was a show case for artists and crafts people with a display of paintings and silverware which belonged to the various Dukes and Earls of Portland. Since 2016 these items and more are now housed in the The Portland Collection Museum which is in the courtyard next to the gallery alongside the Welbeck farm shop and cafe.
Inside was an exhibition of fruit and flowers made from glass by Neil Wilkin and Rachel Woodman.
The Portland Collection houses unseen treasures from Welbeck Abbey.
I think you can see from the photos how hot the day was.
All for now.