Herbier // The Cactus House

Herbier // The Cactus House

We’re looking forward to Ben Russell’s show The Cactus House at the Hignell Gallery, 11 May to 3 July, showcasing beautiful carved stone sculptures in a verdant environment created by East London-based botanical designers Conservatory Archives. The show also coincides with the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and echoes current trends for bringing the outside in, […]

Flower Power Now // People, plants and protest

Flower Power Now // People, plants and protest

As Trump makes his way into one of the most powerful offices in the world, we’re launching our own power play – FLOWER POWER NOW // #flowerpowernow – to coincide, more importantly, with the Women’s March on Washington and solidarity marches in London and elsewhere. Read all about the roots of our vision and the […]

A Botanical World // Time to reflect

A Botanical World // Time to reflect

A new year is always a good time to start a new project. Our main focus for 2017 is to reflect on where we are since launching in 2013 and expand our botanical world to include more collaborations, more opinionated writing and greater outreach to like-minded souls. Nature teaches us so much and there’s no better way to […]

The Pressed Flower Garden // Lavender

The Pressed Flower Garden // Lavender

Lavender has a heady history that stems back at least 2,500 years, from the tombs of Egyptian kings and Cleopatra’s boudoir, via monasteries and manor houses, to the commercially grown lavender fields of today. Pressing a specimen is a great way to preserve a piece of this aromatic backstory

The Pressed Flower Garden // Crocosmia

The Pressed Flower Garden // Crocosmia

  Not only does crocosmia cut a dash across an an otherwise unruly midsummer garden, the racemes of red or orange starburst flowers hold their own in the flower press and, once pressed, keep their form and colour for years to come

Herbier // For the bees – The Hive at Kew Gardens

Herbier // For the bees – The Hive at Kew Gardens

Not only is Wolfgang Buttress’ beautiful 17-metre-high swirling structure The Hive and accompanying meditative soundscape designed to emulate a bee hive and the deep visceral hum of its residents, the sound and light within are also energised by the real-time activity and fluctuations of bees located nearby. A wonderful way to explore the story of pollination and be […]