in Bradgate Park - between the 1780's and the 1790's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 170-172:

Passing by the Abbey of Ulverscrot, you come to the romantic domain of Bradgate Park. This affords a delightful ramble “mid oaks and rocks and purling streams," and is certainly the most Arcadian scene in Leicestershire. In summer it is constantly visited by parties, who “spend the livelong day” in rural felicity; every one bringing his picnic basket well stored. The place of dining, where the table-cloth is spread upon the short and glossy turf, is under the shade of the walnut-trees that surround the ruins of the ancient mansion. I have seldom been of these parties without music, and …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 170-172. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397207627856 accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Bradgate Park

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1780's and the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:13:48 +0100