The weather may be frightful, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate National Gardening Week!
Launched five years ago by the RHS, National Gardening Week has since grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening.
Feeling inspired, we've curated a mini collection of our favourite artworks influenced by all things garden. From beautiful flowers and striking trees to creepy crawlies and the lowly weed, here are our Top 6 horticultural delights:
1) Floriculture F9 by Lisa Creagh, Crane Kalman Brighton
From the artists ‘The Instant Garden’ project. “The Instant Garden is a new kind of photograph, one ‘made’ not ‘taken’, but no less beautiful for being artificially ‘natural'."
2) Weeds by John Dilnot, Bridgeman Gallery
A childhood spent rooting about in his grandparent’s garden left a lasting impression and remains the source of Dilnot's many ideas. In particular his work focuses on exploring our relationship with nature.
3) The Lost Tree by Rob Wass
A jaw-dropping 2 colour limited edition screen print by the inspirational Rob Wass, hand coloured with gorgeous blue, red, yellow and purple inks, making each one unique, and bringing this beautifully detailed tree to life.
4) The Singing Tree by Fiona Watson, East End Prints
Let your walls sing with this beautiful tree print by Fiona Watson, bursting with gorgeous colours and featuring uplifting natural elements, including butterflies and birds, flowers and a bright blue sky. From delightfully illustrated English garden birds to more tropical colourful species, this birds print features a whole tree full of illustrated creatures.
5) Japanese Fern by Angela Easterling, Bridgeman Gallery
Japanese Fern is a unique cyanotype in a series of seven botanical works from Angela Easterling. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Here however, No camera was used, rather the image is exposed in the sun. “When combined with contemporary chemicals the plant materials generate their own particular aura of colour. There are no negatives and so reprints cannot be made. Each image is unique.”
6) Hortus Botanicus by Nick Liefhebber, CultureLabel Collection
Nick’s work employs a variety of different methods including screenprinting and risograph printing demonstrating a rich palette of bold, eye-popping colours.