I’m now starting to prepare new work for next year’s August exhibition at the St Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds. Inspired by a drawing called ‘Flora’ that I had created previously in the year…
I wanted to visit a Garden to explore the different varieties of plants and flowers, to examine how they grow and entwine, their movement and form, the delicateness and detail to the leaves and petals and also record colours and how they compliment one another.
The first place that sprung to mind was Kew Gardens, but it was just too far to go considering I didn’t have that much time. On my search for local gardens I came across Capel Manor Gardens, just up the road from me, I think I went there once on a Primary School Trip, but I had forgotten it existed and it was only £5.50 to get in. There are 30 acres of themed gardens!
Can’t believe I hadn’t gone sooner, It must be absolutely gorgeous in the Summer!