Luxuriance An original flower painting of the flowers of Hestercombe Gardens created after several visits in 2023 to this stunning garden near Taunton in Somerset. Every corner, nook and cranny brings further delight in a peaceful, healing and calming manner all overseen by the hall and landscape surrounding the formal gardens and lakes.
Luxuriance is the feel and emotions evoked by wandering in this beautiful garden brought back to life with visitors wandering its gardens once again.It brings the thought of lushness and rich abundance and a pleasure to the senses with which we experience the garden. The garden in its luxuriance stands apart from others.
“Begin a journey of discovery
Experience 50 acres of quintessential Somerset gardens, near Taunton. Spanning 3 centuries of garden design, Hestercombe Gardens offer a unique and varied experience of the Georgian Landscape(designed 1750s), The Victorian Shrubbery and The Edwardian Formal gardens (early 1900s).”
This quote taken from the Hestercombe website explains the breadth of the experience to be found in the gardens and landscape surrounding the Hall. Each step you take brings a new space, an emotion of that place and a feeling of more to come as you take in the far reaching views from the hill and terraces.
The gardens over 100 s of years have had a varied history and were rundown for many years before the Hestercombe Gardens Trust began what is thought to be the first big garden restoration of its type in 1995.
Of particular note is the collaboration between Sir Edwin Lutyens who designed the WWI cenotaph in London who created a new formal garden with a planting scheme designed by famous plants woman Gertrude Jekyll. Hestercombe Garden’s Formal Garden is arguably the finest example of her collaboration with Sir Edwin Lutyens. Her designs were found stuffed into a drawer in one of the sheds and have been used to help in the restoration. Hestercombe really is a special place to visit.
“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” Gertrude Jekyll
More information about the garden can be found at www.hestercombe.com
I have created many paintings over the years inspired by visits to famous gardens including Monet’s Garden, Barnsdale Garden, The Eden project, Chelsea Flower Show, Kukenhof Gardens and many others far and wide and more local. There is something in my heart that makes me want to capture the beauty of flowers where they are found but also the spirit and feel of each place which is always unique to each one and brings that uniqueness to each painting in its feel,emotionsand colours.
Perfect for hanging as a dramatic piece for your walls, this painting will brighten up any dull day with its beautiful colours and use of glitter and metallic paints. The picture doesn’t do it justice, the flowers and grasses are made up of layers which glisten and shine as you view the painting from different viewpoints. This painting is very sparkly which cannot be seen well in photographs.
.No frame is needed for this vibrant wall art, as the edges are painted too so you don’t have to add a frame. Standing at 101 x 76 x 4cm in acrylic paints on a quality canvas. Fixings are included.
Please remember that Photographs do not show the gorgeous shimmer of the metallic paints and sparkly glitters. These will be a additional pleasure when you unpack your painting after purchase!
Delivery and Insurance is included to the UK. The painting is shipped as soon as I can after the payment is received. Delivery to certain countries around the world can take between 2-5 weeks. The customers are responsible for the payment of all the taxes and duties, that certain countries and customs can apply.