From a ‘film set’ to the stunning walled garden, members enjoyed the CLA’s fully-booked Buckinghamshire summer event and AGM at Luton Hoo Estate.
The day included talks from estate owner Edward Phillips as well as CLA Director General Sarah Hendry. Attendees caught up with each other during a drinks reception and two-course lunch before setting off on tours of the estate.
The walks took in the the famous walled garden, developed by Lord Bute, which is now being lovingly restored by a large number of volunteers.
Guests also saw how the estate has diversified, with tenants and activities ranging from a gin distillery to a dance studio.
The estate has also become a popular filming location, and in recent years has hosted a number of productions for both TV and the big screen including Empire of the Sun, Gosford Park, Oliver, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, War Horse, Call the Midwife, Wonder Woman and Justice League. Members walked through the ‘set’ and got a feel for how the cobbled streets are a major attraction for film companies.
The CLA would like to thank partners Mercer & Hole and Briggs & Stone for their support.