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The theme for this exhibition at Chenies Manor is the Healing Power of Plants and Flowers and their relationship with medicine and other pharmaceuticals.
All proceeds from the sale of the paintings will go towards creating a very much needed easily accessible garden for the hospital, somewhere patients, their friends and families, and hospital staff, can escape to from the hospital wards, if only for a while.
Opening times for the house and beautiful garden are here When open they serve afternoon teas.
I have a lavender themed painting in this exhibition
The Lavender Sampler (c) Tessa Spanton
Through the courtyard into the beautiful romantic garden
Some of the artworks for sale and the plan for the garden to be built at the Harefield hospital.
“A pure and intense joy, a blessing, to feel the sun on my face and the wind in my hair, to hear birds, to see, touch and fondle the living plants …. Some part of me came alive when I was taken into the garden, which had been starved, and died, perhaps without my knowing it.”
Dr Oliver Sacks describing being wheeled into the garden from his hospital bed.
Cool jazz with cocktails and canapes
and a chilled out dog
The physic garden at Chenies
A quiet corner with gentle drifts of flowers in soft colours