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‘Inspiration from the Wildside’ at Rosemoor!

Posted by Rosemoor Garden on 21 Apr 2009 at 02:42 PM

As part of a major new primetime series for Channel 4 featuring Matthew Wilson, RHS Garden Rosemoor has been approached by the renowned and respected gardening team of Ros and Keith Wiley (former Garden Manager of The Garden House in Buckland Monachorum, Devon) to help them to publicise their exciting new garden that they are creating, where natural landscapes are the inspiration for both planting and painting.

Matthew Wilson with Ros and Keith Wiley

As Rosemoor runs a lively events programme in the area, we were approached by the Wileys to hold an art exhibition – ‘Inspiration from the Wildside’ - to showcase and sell Ros’ work. Ros began painting around 30 years ago, gaining her inspiration from the lush Devon landscape. The exhibition will be held at Rosemoor from 1 – 4 May.

One of Ros Wiley's Paintings

Keith will also give a talk – ‘On the wild side - an experiment in new naturalism’ to help raise money, at 2pm on Friday 1 May. This will look at the treasure trove of gardening ideas to be found in nature, from under our noses to far-flung corners of the globe. 

The Channel 4 television programme is currently being filmed, and will follow the Wileys during a year of their endeavours balancing painting, gardening and nursery work (due to be broadcast later in 2009). A small camera crew will be filming Keith’s talk and the gallery exhibition of Ros’ artwork as part of their journey.

Normal Garden entry applies to the exhibition. Tickets for the talk are available at £14 (£8 for RHS Members). Please call 01805 626800 to book.


Neil J Lloyd said:

Sounds fantastic. I love the way we can use our outside space in a variety of ways to nourish the mind, body and soul. I've invited television gardener and inspirational speaker Lynne Allbutt to talk about 'Nature as Teacher' and using the outdoors to improve health and happiness at an event in Cardiff on Tuesday 28th April. More information is available at Tickets are £10 in advance and £15 on the door

on 24 Apr 2009 at 02:17 PM