Botanical inspiration is everywhere to be seen in the window displays of the West End this spring with Gucci, Hermes, Dries van Noten, Liberty, Dior, McQueen and Joseph all taking a foray into the garden for their SS16 collections. Check out Herbier Mag’s SS16 Pinterest board for more sartorial displays of plants and flowers this season
When Robert Mapplethorpe was given his first Polaroid camera in 1971, he learnt about light and exposure by photographing flowers. Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers (Phaidon) is the definitive collection of nearly 20 years of flower portraits, from early snapshots to highly stylised black-and-white prints. Flowers don’t get sexier than this
Two of Vita Sackville-West’s most celebrated works – The Edwardians and All Passion Spent – are given the Vintage Classics treatment this March. Together, they’re a great introduction to the decadent and intriguing life and times of the author, poet, journalist and creator of one of the world’s most celebrated gardens at Sissinghurst
The overall winner of this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year – Tekapo Lupins (above) by the brilliantly aptronymic Richard Bloom – is a wonderfully composed, deeply pigmented celebration of the ‘elegant symphony of plants and nature’. Find out how you can enter the 10th annual competition for the best garden-inspired image of 2016
Dive into a hundred years of high-octane glamour, fantastical imagery and evolutionary escapism with Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery
The first of our floral forays serves up a delectable portion of cutting edge design with mouthwateringly good Michelin-star grub, all for the most deserved woman of all – your mum
Nature, nostalgia, space, psychedelia, summer houses, Shakespeare, revelations, retrospectives, health, happiness, utopia, punk and the Rolling Stones – here’s our pick of the most inspiring art and exhibitions for 2016….
Playing around with new ideas… #moonflowers #newbeginnings #fullmoon #wolfmoon #flowersinspace #starman #theherbariumproject
So excited to be the artist profile in the December 2015 issue of Gardens Illustrated December. The piece – entitled Pressed For Time – features a specially-made botanical Advent Calendar. Gorgeous images by Andrew Montgomery (taken last November) and lovely words by Matthew Biggs. Thanks Gardens Illustrated for featuring us.
Had a great day at The Garden Museum today, hosting an event – Seeing Floral: The Art of Florilegia – with head of their plant school, Rosemary Campbell-Preston. The event included an introduction to the history and art of florilegia and herbaria, an overview of our guests’ work and the relevance of the event to […]