The RHS Lindley Library remains closed for the time being - but has started having exhibitions again!
The exhibitions are online and include:
Enduring Beauty: Orchid Portraits of the RHS
The RHS has employed an official artist to paint beautiful life-size portraits of orchids for over 120 years.
This exhibition opened in the Library just before lockdown started. It was going to provide a spectacular display of recent RHS orchid portraits - including the latest portraits by current RHS Orchid Artist, Deborah Lambkin.
Deborah is the ninth official RHS orchid painter since the first postholder was appointed in 1897
The digital exhibition:
READ MORE about Deborah Lambkin in my blog posts:
Healing Garden: A History of Medicinal Plants
This exhibition reviews:
You can also READ MORE about Herbals on this website
Worth a Thousand Words
This digital exhibition is the equivalent of the exhibition held in the Lindley Library during the RHS Botanical Art Show in 2018.
"Worth a Thousand Words" is about the RHS Gold Medal winning paintings in the botanical art collection.You can see:
In this instance, the digital exhibition is for RHS Members only - or rather those who have got an online RHS account (like me!)
However everybody can read more about that exhibition - and see some of the images - in my blog post Worth a Thousand Words - exhibition at the RHS.
However you can see much larger images of the work in the online exhibition.
So if you're an RHS member and have not got your online account sorted yet, now's the time to do it!
When visiting Great Dixter last week, there were lots of local orchids in the uncut meadow grass areas of the site. I love garden websites that actually identify plants you can see - as the Great Dixter site does in relation to the Front Meadow area
The grass is cut twice (August and late autumn) and all is removed and composted. Orchids native to the Weald are a particular success; early purples, green winged, twayblade and spotted (Dactylorhiza fuchsii). It is a sanctuary for them, since changed farming and woodland practices have eliminated most of their natural habitats.
H. Isobel Adams and Wild Flowers of the British Isles
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