Rachel Dein: Hidcote through the seasons

The Rachel Dein exhibition will begin in August and will continue deep into December, displaying exceptional moments from the garden suspended in time. The showcase will present artwork from each different season at Hidcote and it will be free, with normal admissions prices applying.

An age-old craft practiced by Da Vinci

Rachel’s technique, described by Leonardo Da Vinci in his Codice Atlantico in 1508, uses handmade plaster or concrete plaques onto which she imprints or casts the graceful, intricate form of the flowers.

The result is an immaculately detailed impression of each segment of each flower which does justice to the outstanding beauty of the plant world.

Rachel Dein arranging fllowers from Hidcote
Rachel Dein arranging fllowers from Hidcote
Rachel Dein arranging fllowers from Hidcote

Dig deep into the mind of the artist

We are really excited about the exhibition which will brilliantly display the best highlights of the garden from each season.

Rachel will also be giving a talk which will discuss the inspiration she has gained from the garden and the imagination that sits behind each creation. This will add depth to the narrative of the plants selected and the changing seasonality of Hidcote.

Hidcote flowers in Rachel Dein workshop
Hidcote flowers in Rachel Dein workshop
Hidcote flowers in Rachel Dein workshop

Rachel has exhibited at both the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and at the RHS Hampton Court Show in the past few years, as well as receiving commissions from Raymond Blanc’s restaurant Jardin Blanc and Hide restaurant in Piccadilly.

 It will be a fantastic opportunity to witness the work of such a unique and unprecedented artist in a place which has given her such inspiration.

For more information about the exhibition, please email hidcote@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01386 438333.

Flowers being picked at Hidcote for the exhibition
Flowers being picked at Hidcote for the exhibition
Flowers being picked at Hidcote for the exhibition