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Living Paintings

15th Anniversary Collection

Suitable for: Adults

Sponsored by: BT

2004 marked Living Paintings 15th Birthday with this collection of gardening delights. The birthday celebrations included a special garden at Chelsea Flower Show, a world renowned event run annually by the Royal Horticultural Society. It was the bicentenary of the RHS, the world’s leading horticultural organisation and the UK’s leading gardening charity. We tell the story of our trials, tribulations and triumphs in working on our garden exhibit and Sir Derek Jacobi describes it in detail. We also bring you the fascinating history of The RHS and The Chelsea Flower Show. Finally, for your pleasure, we have included a selection of touch and sound descriptions of a variety of gardens through the ages.

Listen to an audio clip

Welcome to the BT Living Paintings Garden. Let me tell you of the essence and magic of this garden and then we'll explore it together on the raised image before you. We are looking at the garden from the front, as if we are about to enter it. It is a 'chic garden' entry at Chelsea and is only 5 metres by 4.5 metres so you can appreciate that it is a small area but it's full of vitality, elegance and interest. We enter the garden along a beautiful curved path of wood edged with copper. Either side of the path are drifts of planting. The path leads us to the focal point of the garden, three stunning textile panels woven from copper and willow. Their colours show a range of blues, purples and greens reflecting those found in a deep ocean and the bands of copper woven through the middle of each provide contrast and movement.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The BT Living Paintings Garden at Chelsea 2002 by Hanah Genders
The BT Living Paintings Garden 2004, The Garden by Hanah Genders
Killerton, National Trust House
Arts and Crafts Garden, Herbaceous Borders and Topiary by George Elgood
Monastic Garden by Osbert Lancaster
The Suburban Garden by Osbert Lancaster
The Princess of Wales Greenhouse by Gordon Wilson (Architect)
Pineapple Fruiting, Venus Fly Trap, Cactus, Giant Waterlily
The Water-Lily Pond by Claude Monet

What our members say

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Enjoyed this collection I enjoyed this collection, especially the Chelsea Garden. Library Member
Very enjoyable Thank you once again for another very enjoyable album. Your attention to detail is amazing, all the different textures for the leaves, just marvellous and all adds to this enjoyment. I particularly enjoyed the tour around the Princess of Wales conservatory. Thank you so much for the pleasure you bring through your hard work. Library Member
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