Garden Stories, Hidden Labours

Made around the glasshouses, potting sheds and scullery at Tyntesfield, a country house and estate just outside Bristol, this series of unintended or ‘accidental’ still lives seeks to make visible the unseen and often unsung work of the gardeners, by revealing small signs of the day-to-day such as the tending of plants; their protection from insects, disease and weather; the nurturing of seedlings and tender plants in the glasshouses; the harvesting, drying and storing of crops, and the gathering of flowers from the garden, to be arranged and placed in the house. These observations seek to embody the gardener’s labours and reveal the hidden stories of the work and life of the gardens, and those who tend them. 

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