The 2021 Wylye Valley Art Trail is in full swing and people are coming to our 'gallery' grinning, like children who've just been let out of school. They are just so pleased to be able to get out and meet each other, even if it is in socially distanced circumstances. I think the standard at our venue is higher than it's ever been and if you can't make it in person, you can see my paintings on the link below :
Or you can click on the video below to have a short tour of my studio, which has been transformed into a gallery!
My aim with this website is to share my paintings and my gardens - past and present but mainly present. I've put my most recent paintings on a page called 'PAINTINGS SINCE SUMMER 2019', but if you're interested, you'll find the others by clicking on MORE. Under 'BURTON GRANGE GARDEN' you'll find a page called 'Opening for the NGS', which has the most recent photos taken in 2020. and also pages showing various projects that we've done since arriving here in 2014 to a garden with absolutely no flowers, borders or shrubs in it! Burton Grange is in Burton, just off the A303, by Mere.
If you would like to see the garden for real, we will be opening for the National Garden Scheme on June 13th 2021 and we would love to see you - teas, plant sale, social distancing if necessary, but most of all, the huge pleasure of having people in the garden! As you probably know, the NGS raises £millions each year for nursing and caring charities and is the largest ever donor to Macmillans, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust and Parkinsons UK. When we lived in London I opened our garden for the NGS, but this will be the first time we've opened in Wiltshire. I love opening the garden - half of the joy of having a garden is sharing it and especially with strangers. Gardening is a great leveller. In a former life I once listened, open mouthed while one of the UK's richest and most beautiful duchesses argued with a craggy old man who had an allotment in South London, about the best variety of potatoes. For me, that said it all!
If you want to see photos of the garden in June( which is when we are opening for the NGS) click here: