Art Competition and Exhibition

Bressingham Hall by Shirley Hayes

Artist: Shirley Hayes

As part of The Bressingham Gardens Inspiration Weekend

8th & 9th September 2018

Open to all artists and mediums. Closing date to enter – 1st August.

The prize – a free 3 night stay for 18 family and friends at Bressingham Hall !

The Bressingham Gardens invite 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 as Inspiration

Ideally all artists will visit the gardens at Bressingham for inspiration, to create their artwork based on views, plants or wildlife they have seen. Each competition entrant will receive one free visit to The Bressingham Gardens, open to the public from 1st April 2018. Participating artists will also gain free entry (1 ticket for Sunday 9th) to The Bressingham Gardens Inspiration Weekend and competition prize giving.

Artwork entered into the competition will be exhibited in the 18th century High Barn during The Bressingham Gardens 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 prize giving will be held in the Barn on the 9th September at 5pm.

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.

The Bressingham Gardens Inspiration Weekend

During the weekend will be Talks on Gardening, Garden Design and Art in the Garden. 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 other specialist nurseries. Also, on display will be plants in containers created by East Anglian garden clubs and horticultural societies.

If you would like to enter the art competition please use the entry form.

Art Competition and Exhibition Entry Form


Should you have any queries please contact; Jill Hodgson on email at or telephone 01473 780330.

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