Hidcote through the seasons with Rachel Dein - August 25 - March

Rachel’s method of casting captures flowers and foliage in a unique and delicate way. She creates her original casts by making an impression in wet clay and then pouring plaster directly over the clay mould.

Beauty in detail

Her artworks are an immaculately detailed record of every segment of the plants - from the tiniest single stem to a complex field of flowers, from the beginning of autumn to the end of summer.

The exhibition will begin on Sunday 25th August and run until March. All the artwork that is on display can be purchased at any time throughout the exhibition but it must stay on show until the end of the exhibition in March. 

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 on September 14 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 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