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Art Exhibitions

All the artists are selected because their work fits in with our focus of plants, wildlife and landscape that we promote throughout the garden.

The art exhibitions are open during normal opening times, you are welcome to just visit the tea room and admire the exhibitions, without paying to go round the garden.

APRIL – For the Love of Plants by Judith Hartup and Marianne Harlington

Shamrock by Judith Hartup

For our April exhibition, we are excited to welcome two local artists, Judith Hartup and Marianne Harlington. Both are inspired by the natural world and produce colourful works in a variety of mediums. Judith Hartup Upon retirement 10 years ago and not having painted since leaving school, Judith wanted to…

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MAY – Nature in Felt by Pam Chilton

Hare in Felt by Pam Chilton

Our May exhibition will feature exciting and tactile work from North Yorkshire based felt artist, Pam Chilton. Pam will also be running felting workshops in May and September 2020. Pam Chilton  Pam is a felt artist based in Easingwold, North Yorkshire. She creates original felt art animal portraits. Her colourful tactile felt…

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JUNE – Water Colours by Rachel McNaughton

Snowdrops by Rachel McNaughton

We are always delighted to exhibit the watercolours of Leeds based artist Rachel McNaughton. Rachel’s biography tells us more about her inspiration: “Flowers are the centre of my focus and their myriad colours, combined with their delicacy and fleeting nature, are a constant source of inspiration. I work from life,…

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JULY – In the Summertime by Fiona Calder

Summertime Symphony by Fiona Calder

July brings us an exhibition featuring colourful, floral scenes by Fiona Calder, perfect for summertime. Fiona Calder Fiona’s life long love of flowers grew from spending childhood summers in the colourful garden at her green-fingered grandparents’ home. Since then she has taken great pleasure in photographing and drawing flowers both…

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AUGUST – Nature in Print by York Printmakers

Curious Hare by Jane Duke

We are very excited to welcome York Printmakers in August 2020. Up to 12 members of the group will be exhibiting their striking printwork. More information about the group is available on their website. York Printmakers York Printmakers are a diverse group of local printmakers sharing a passion for print. Members…

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SEPTEMBER – Paintings on Feathers by Linda Taylor

Kingfisher painted on feathers

We are pleased to welcome back Linda Taylor in September, who will be exhibiting her unique style of artwork. Linda Taylor Linda’s inspiration comes from nature and walking in landscapes world wide. She has been experimenting with painting on real feathers, having seen the indigenous South American people painting on…

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Highlights from previous Art Exhibitions