If looks could kill...
I stopped by to watch The Three Men Went to Mow doing a spot of painting for charity at the show. They were given the task of painting a floral display, their work was to be judged by both a professional botanical artist and the audience and then it would be auctioned off to raise funds for the NGS. My favourite photo of the enitre show is not surprisingly of a plant or show garden but is the one above taken at the moment that the botanical artist (sorry I've forgotten your name already) announced that James' finger painting was his favourite. Dear smouldering Cleves face was priceless (click the pic to zoom in and see the utter look of contempt)!
"Fritillaries Blue" by Emma Hardicker
There was far more than just plants to see at the the show. I must admit I was really very pleasantly surprised by some the craftsmen and artisans exhibiting. Their work was incredibly beautiful and if I had the money... *big sigh*
My favourites were the very lovely and talented Emma Hardicker, Sarah Jones and Marie-Therese King, and Cynthia Lea.
"Beautiful Deadheads" by Sarah Jones
Ceramic Sculptures by Cynthia Lea.
I'm busy travelling today so I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little longer for my promised grisley show gardens in the rain post. I may even go and skip around a garden this afternoon if the sun keeps smiling like it is. In the meantime I suggest you take a peek at Ryans blog as his photos are fantastic, he seems to have had a much better photo day than me.