TWO new exhibitions opened at a North-East museum at the weekend.

The Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, County Durham, stages A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places, on Saturday.

The display has been organised by the National Portrait Gallery and is a photographic collection including portraits of leading gardeners, garden designers and artists.

The collection, Teesdale Landscapes and Livelihoods in Textiles, will also be going on show.

A museum spokeswoman said: "This is a vibrant piece of visual heritage which has been created by local schools and community groups who have been influenced and inspired by Teesdale."

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