Thursday, 4 August 2022

Tuesday 26 July: visit to the Omved Garden, Highgate

14 sketchers presented themselves at the Omved Garden, Highgate's newest eco-garden.  Sloping and surrounded by trees, the garden includes ponds, hedges, areas of wildflowers, a vegetable garden, a pergola, and the old glasshouses used in the Garden Centre era, now immaculately refurbished.   The garden is beautifully laid out and every care is taken with it, and we are immensely grateful to Omved for allowing us to come in and create art.

The day was generally rather cloud-covered, which was a welcome relief after the dreadful heat of the previous week.   Some of us focused on the structures in the garden, others on the landscape of the area, some on the massed meadow flowers, and some on individual plants. As usual, a great variety of media have been used, and some artists have worked up their drawings into paintings afterwards.    We had a lovely time in the garden, and we hope that you enjoy looking at our work.  

Our next sketch date is LIKELY to be Tuesday August 30th, venue to be confirmed. 

Omved Garden Collection:

Images above by Cathy Burkinshaw

Images above by Maggie Pettigrew

Four images above by Audrey Rapier

Image above by Sue Lees


Image above by Priscilla Worley


Image above by Diane Umemoto


Image above by Gill Steiner

Image above by Peter Hassell

Image above by Ann Funston

Image above by Janet Perkins

Three images above by Diana Butement

Collage image above by Alison Sandifer