Tactile & beautiful – unique works of art by Rachel Dein

I’m someone who loves to try new things and for some reason I seem to be strangely attracted to pastimes where I usually end up dirty – gardening, blacksmithing, woodwork…  Last September I was tempted by a friend to spend a day in north London on a workshop where I found myself pressing flowers, bashing […]

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A few of my favourite things – a look back at 2014

I take hundreds and hundreds of photos during the year – of my clients’ gardens, my own garden, gardens I visit, garden shows I visit, as well as landscapes and details that take my fancy on my travels.  In fact, thinking about it I’m a bit of a garden obsessive.  Even my holiday pictures tend […]

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Poppies to remember

Last weekend I was in a pretty gloomy and soggy London for the day.  We made a quick diversion to go the Tower of London to see a really inspiring installation of ceramic poppies which is taking place at the moment. It’s called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ and was devised by artist […]

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Sculpture gardens to enjoy and inspire

I recently posted a blog about choosing art for the garden.  And there’s no better way to get inspired than to get out and visit the myriad of sculpture gardens, trails and open air exhibitions which are on all over the UK at the moment. Whether you’re looking for a great venue for a day […]

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