Art Competition and Exhibition

Bressingham Hall by Shirley Hayes

Artist: Shirley Hayes

As part of The Bressingham Gardens Inspiration Weekend

8th & 9th September 2018


The Bressingham Gardens has invited artists to take part in an exciting art competition inspired by the internationally renowned Bressingham Gardens. The winner will receive a free 3 night stay for family and friends at Bressingham Hall – a splendid Grade II listed mansion house, set amongst the 12 acres of gardens, sleeping up to 18 guests, in 7 bedrooms.

The Bressingham Gardens Art Exhibition

All artists who have entered the competition will visit the gardens at Bressingham for inspiration, to create their artwork based on views, plants or wildlife they have seen.

Artwork entered into the competition will be exhibited in the 18th century High Barn during the Garden Inspiration Weekend, over the 8th & 9th September 2018. Artwork will be judged by Adrian Bloom – gardener, author and creator of Foggy Bottom garden in the 17 acre Bressingham Gardens, Christine Grey Wilson – art teacher and award-winning illustrator for Kew Gardens and the RHS, and Cally James – artist and Chairman from Suffolk Open Studios. The prizegiving will be held in the Barn on the 9th September at 5pm.

Information for Artists

Entry for the competition is now closed. Participating artists are to deliver their artwork to Bressingham Hall & High Barn on Thursday 6th September between 2pm and 7pm. As much artwork as possible will be displayed in the Barn. Ideally all artwork will be for sale. Artwork will be collected after the prize giving at 5.30pm or by arrangement.

Should you have any queries please contact Jill Hodgson via email at art2018@thebressinghamgardens.com or telephone 01473 780330.

The Bressingham Gardens Inspiration Weekend

During the weekend there will also be talks on gardening and garden design. There will be tours of the Hall – once the Bloom family home, now available for holiday lets. Lunch & refreshments will be available in the marquee, and plant sales from the Bressingham Gardens Nursery and additional plants from other specialist nurseries. Also on display will be plants in containers created by East Anglian garden clubs and horticultural societies.


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