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Our garden and an interest in the natural world have been the principle inspiration for all our artistic endeavours. We chose 'The Garden Impressionists' as a name to reflect the impact that a visit a few years ago to Monet’s garden at Giverny had on us. We were inspired by the massed, intermingling flowers and the abundant insect diversity that these planting schemes attracted, and this has had a major affect on how we garden, photograph the natural world and create our artistic images. We're also keen to share our interest and enthusiasm for the natural world
and hope that we might inspire more people to take a closer look at their gardens and the wider environment at a ‘micro’ level - flora, fauna and indeed climate.

There is tremendous beauty and variety to be discovered, and perhaps from this exploration, greater awareness of and sensitivity to local biodiversity will develop. It certainly has with us.

 

 

An interest in moths and butterflies led to the production of a unique DVD-Rom of photographs of about 500 moth and butterfly species seen in and around our garden. Images created for the DVD-Rom have been used in a number of exhibitions - at Aberglasney Gardens from October 2008 to March 2009, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales from April to July 2009, and at Newton House, Dinefwr (National Trust) from September 4th - 18th 2010. We now have the exhibition in a semi-permanent location at our home available to visitors to our garden which we open for charity through the National Garden Scheme (NGS).

 

 

Visitors are welcome by appointment throughout the year. Contact details are on the NGS website (www.ngs.org.uk ) or the Yellow Book (look for Gelli Uchaf in Carmarthenshire).

The aim of the exhibitions and the DVD-Rom was to try and raise awareness of the many beautiful creatures in our gardens that are not obvious to the casual observer.
 
 

Last Updated December 2012 

 

 

  

 

  

 

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