SCAMPSTON Walled Garden is hosting a new exhibition celebrating the ‘Glasshouses of Yorkshire’

Artist Ann Davies’ exhibition in Scampston Garden Café illustrates the beauty of glasshouses, inspired, among others, by the Victorian Conservatory within Scampston Walled Garden

Based in Saltaire, Ann has been receiving national recognition for her work. In 2016 one of her paintings was accepted by the Royal Watercolour Society for the Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition at The Bankside Gallery, London.

Ann said: “When I first visited Scampston many years ago, it was the wonderful glasshouse that impressed me most. I simply fell in love with glasshouses, greenhouses and glass palaces from the grandest to the humblest.

“Drawing is very important to me and features strongly in my work, glasshouses appeal to my love of structure, beauty and functionality. The relationship between the greenhouse and the natural surroundings and its role in nurturing plants is one that fascinates me.

“This exhibition celebrates “Glasshouses of Yorkshire” from the sublime to the unloved and derelict.”

Isobel Pritchard, Marketing & Visitor Services Manager at Scampston Walled Garden,said: “We are delighted that Ann has been able to take inspiration from the Conservatory here for her work. The Conservatory at Scampston has been through an incredible transition – in 2014 the building was derelict. With thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, among others, it has undergone major renovation and is now in full use as a Heritage & Learning Centre. Ann recognised the beauty of the building, even in its most fragile and unloved state.

“Her style is quite unique – combining incredibly precise drawings with vibrant, fluid ink and watercolour. We are sure it will be well received by visitors to the garden.”

The exhibition will run until Sunday, August 20

The Walled Garden and Parkland at Scampston will be open until October 29 Opening hours for the gardens and the Garden Café are Tues – Sun, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am – 5pm. The Hall will open for guided afternoon tours until August 6. There is no entrance fee charged for those wishing to visit the Garden Café and the exhibition alone.