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Botanical Portraits by Kate Friend at Garden Museum until 18 March 2018

A photographic study of English plants. British photographer Kate Friend spent the spring and summer of 2017 touring a selection of England’s greatest gardens, gathering the subjects of her photographic study which makes up Botanical Portraits. 🌱 🌿 🍃

To select some of the best specimens of the season she worked with Head Gardeners at Chelsea Physic Garden, Great Dixter, Houghton Hall and Fern Verrow. For each photograph, a stem was isolated from its growing environment and photographed in a studio setting, inviting the viewer to focus on form and colour. With a nod both to the Japanese rikka (standing flowers) tradition and to Gertrude Jekyll’s still life photography of the 19th century, the aesthetic focusses as much on what is left out as on the little that is allowed in. Vases and vessels are of central importance to the final result, seen here are ceramics from Rachel Lucas-Craig, Laura Huston and Karen Downing.

Kate Friend’s selection criterion for the chosen plants was that they were native to England. On pursuing this path, she discovered that this was not a straightforward premise. Exploration, trade, colonialism and early globalisation have resulted in England’s rich and diverse international plant community. The eclectic nature of the final selection reflects England’s multicultural botanical heritage.

Visitors can see the ten photographs which make up ‘Botanical Portraits’, alongside a narrative wall, a separate display showing ‘behind the scenes’ photographs and location shots, both at the museum.

www.gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/coming-soon-botanical-portraits-kate-friend

Location:
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, London SE1 7LB

Times:
Sunday – Friday 10:30am 5pm
Saturday 10:30am – 4pm
Closed the first Monday of the month

Price:
£10 adult or less with concessions

House & Garden Festival @ Kensington Olympia / until Saturday 24th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Kensington Olympia, Olympia Grand, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Tickets: £20 on the door, more info

www.houseandgardenfestival.com

Bringing together three leading lifestyle events: Spirit of Summer, HOUSE and GROW London, to create the ultimate celebration of summer and stylish living. It offers a wondrous and eclectic treasure trove of 550 beautiful garden, interior and lifestyle brands to explore and shop! all hand- selected by their expert team and approved by House & Garden.

Grow London
Bursting with ideas on how to transform your outside space, this area features everything from garden design and fabulous outdoor furniture, to sculptures, plants, flowers, pots, accessories and tools.

Spirit of summer
An eclectic mix of independent boutiques and designer makers selling an unrivalled collection of lifestyle products and special pieces not found on the high street. This tantalising array includes summer accessories, fashion, jewellery and children’s clothing, as well as original gifts and a collection of the country’s finest artisan food & drink producers.

House
The perfect place for design inspiration and to source beautiful interior products to suit any style and budget. Featuring furniture, fabrics, cushions, bespoke lampshades, rugs, beautiful prints and ceramics, lighting, wallpapers and paints and accessories.

Fabulous inspiration for you, your garden and your home
As well as showcasing a hand-selected treasure trove of interior, garden and lifestyle brands to buy or be inspired by. ‘Style Rooms’ and ‘Decorated Spaces’, will be styled by designers using their favourite pieces from the huge array of products available at the Festival. The event will also offer inspiration alongside beautiful feature gardens jam-packed with ideas for visitors to steal for their own gardens.

Dine and socialise
Guests will also be able to enjoy the Mosimann’s pop-up restaurant and two Louis Roederer Champagne bars.

Free talks and workshops
The House & Garden editorial team including Hatta Byng will be hosting free talks across the event, with a timetable offering all-round interior and design inspiration showcasing the industry’s leading experts, offering specialist insight, key design tips and practical advice.

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