On Saturday, I had a family trip out to London’s lovely Garden Museum, next to Lambeth Palace. It was great timing – the Gardens and Fashion: Spring/Summer-Autumn/Winter exhibition was finishing the following day. The exhibition proper was contained in a single room, comparatively small, if you are used to “blockbuster exhibitions”, but so rich in details that I could have spent at least an hour there luxuriating in the minutiae, had I been alone. There will be another post on the exhibition, in more detail, soon.
Today, I add a single exhibit to the Mid-Week Museum. Before entering the main exhibition space, the central space of the museum – which was originally a church – was hung with flowers. Rebecca Louise Law‘s Flower Garden Display’d is made of 4,600 flowers, which over the course of the exhibition have gradually dried, but haven’t lost any of their beauty.
The above picture is from the Garden Museum’s website, taken at the launch party of the Gardens and Fashion exhibition. My own photos – which will be posted as part of the aforementioned planned blog post on the exhibition as a whole – will show how the flowers look following almost three months on display. They are still beautiful, but rather different.