Unlocking Warwick volunteers have decorated the Court House in Jury Street with greenery in time for the Christmas Regency Ball on Saturday 7th December.
Using evergreen sprays is the contemporary way of decorating an eighteenth century building for the festive season. (The Christmas Tree didn’t appear until Victoria times). As well as the traditional holly and the ivy, there is variegated laurel, hebe, nandina, cotoneaste, bergenia and snowberries; and in the ballroom, swags of spruce hand-made by Kate Sargent.
When the greenery on the stairs begins to fade it will be taken down, but the displays in water and the swags with their red ribbon bows will remain – to bring some period Christmas atmosphere to the various events that will be taking place in the Court House this December.