Talk:Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: The bouquet at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Talk, Fri 8 Oct 2021

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268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,

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With a lifetime designing award-winning gardens, floral art, and self-taught photography, Lucy's work is constantly looking at ways in which we can soften and meld the boundaries between the inside and out. Capturing for a moment the fine and transitory shifts in nature, the light of the changing seasons and always, colour, form, and composition.

Her talk and demonstration reimagine bouquets where we smell fresh herbs, choose wild strawberries, embrace overgrown hedgerow abundance with long trailing vines and simple roses with open petals in muted colours of fig and soft caramel and scents that speak of nostalgia. She will encourage us to take pleasure from the flowers that are available as the seasons naturally dictate and appreciate the sometimes-glorious imperfection rather than always looking for the next bigger and better thing. She will consider ways to look for wonder and beauty in the everyday ordinary and offer simple ways to bring the ‘outside in’ and turn it into the extraordinary.

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Dates Times
Fri 8 Oct 2021 18:30


Standard Adult: £25
Students: £12


See location of Strawberry Hill House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43696 Long: -0.33539

By Road: At the London Road roundabout on the A316 take the exit signposted Twickenham A310.
At the mini roundabout turn left, you are still on London Road. Pass Twickenham Station on your left. At traffic lights you will have to bear right into King Street. Get over into left lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Cross Deep. You will pass Radnor Gardens leading down to the Thames on your left.
At mini roundabout turn right into Waldegrave Road. You will see Strawberry Hill House on your left. Just past the house is the turning into St. Mary's College where you can park
Bus: 33 travels from Hammersmith and through Richmond and the R68 travels from Kew Gardens Station, through Richmond Train and Bus Stations.
Train: Richmond Station
Tube: Richmond District Line
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