May 2, 2013 – October 31, 2013
Set in the gardens of Orleans House, this temporary garden hopes to inspire visitors to look at their own gardens with fresh eyes and demonstrate the past’s influence on modern living.
The garden layout is influenced by a part of the Great Plat at Hestercombe. Hestercombe was a design collaboration between two of the most influential figures in early- 20th-century English garden design: Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens. Lutyens, an architect, designed the hard landscaping layout and Jekyll the planting.
May 31, 2013 – June 21, 2013
The Bethlem Gallery invites you two exhibitions on site at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, the original ‘Bedlam’, the oldest psychiatric hospital still functioning in the world.
Art in the Garden is a project and exhibition funded by the Big Lottery Local Food Programme. This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between the Art Studio and Walled Garden at the hospital. Drawings paintings, sculpture and photography are on display in the stunning surroundings of the garden responding to the plants and produce growing there.
Raw Materials: work from wood an exhibition at the Bethlem Gallery by Sue Burbidge showing a spectrum of creative outputs from sculptural forms, to turned vessels, crafted boxes, cabinets and monoprints taken directly from the tree’s form. Much of the wood has been locally sourced with some items on display created from trees felled from the astonishing 240 acres of Bethlem grounds.
For more information and opening hours visit www.bethlemgallery.com