Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tim Andrews Solo / Solar Garden Exhibition

2014 is proving to be quite a year. From the word go, things have been non-stop. This has been a mixed blessing, as being busy is always a good thing, but sometimes it is kind of nice to stop and catch your breath for a while. Hence why I am writing this post - reflecting on a garden that I've been involved with for around 3 years.

This is the garden of Tim Andews - a world renowned ceramicist and potter, who just happens to live right in the centre of Woodbury. The garden is a combined effort between myself and Tim. For the past 2 summers, Tim has held his 'Solo / Solar' exhibition of garden sculpture in his garden, running alongside a solo cermaic exhibition in his studio. The exhibition features numerous renowned artists.

The first exhibition back in 2013 was a great success. This year's show also went down well and both the garden and the exhibits have been well received. In 2015, the garden will be open as part of the NGS Open Garden Scheme, as well as the Solo / Solar exhibition.

The garden is the culmination of around 3 years hard work. Tim originally asked for assistance and input in designing and building a series of railway sleeper edged ponds, as well as general planting and maintenance. The result is a team effort, and this year the planting is really starting to fill out nicely.

All the photos shown here were taken at the beginning of the show, back at the start of June. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have enjoyed helping put the garden together!

The third Solo / Solar exhibition will be held late May / early June 2015. See you there!


  1. Thanks for sharing, such beautiful gardens and love the way you have incorporated harden sleepers. Sleepers are so hard wearing, natural and look great.

    I posted another article on garden sleepers that may be of interest to you.

  2. Thanks for the interesting article. It is amazing how outdoor spaces and gardens can be transformed with some imagination and a little hard work. The placement of the artwork enhances beautifully the garden. I have written and article on the best use of garden sleepers which you may also find interesting.