AN INTERACTIVE ‘listening’ garden will open at Harewood House this month.

Pleasure Garden, based in the estate’s Walled Garden, has been created by Australian musician Genevieve Lacey.

More than 30 ‘audio interventions’ have been hidden around the site and are connected to sensors that will be triggered by visitors as they explore.

The resulting sounds will include music from Australia, The Netherlands and Norway - along with birdsong that was recorded at Harewood itself.

Genevieve said: “We’re hoping visitors will be questioning whether they are hearing a piece of music or whether it’s the natural environment, as the sounds float in and around them.

“The piece is delicate and subtle with the aim of encouraging people to pause and be more attentive to the space around them.” Pleasure Garden will open to the public on Thursday, June 27.