Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sketching period gardens at the Geffreye Museum

Geffreye Museum Gardens - April 2012
20th Century Period Garden (Edwardian 1900 -1914) in foreground
pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils on Arches HP, 9" x 12"
copyright Katherine Tyrrell - all rights reserved
The Geffreye Museum is a museum of the home and garden between 1600 and the present day in Hoxton.  There are a set of period gardens to match the period rooms.

What I like best about Spring is the very fresh crisp vibrant leaf colours on the trees which tend to dull down as the months progress. 

This is the view - on a showery day - of the 20th century - Edwardian Garden (1900-1914) via the windows of the extremely nice cafe.  I wasn't too successful in getting the subtle and very pale purple colours of the wisteria over the pergola (bottom right).  The dark elongated pyramid structure in the middle is a Pelargonium Pyramid in the Mid-Late Victorian Garden (1860-1890)

See The gardens at the Geffreye Museum on my sketchbook blog for more about my visit and the museumand its gardens


  1. I've to go there next time I went to London!

    Your drawing is so appeal!

  2. How interesting. I visited the Geffrye museum when they had just begun the gardens, but they've obviously developed since then. I looked at your other blog, and I'm glad you put some info about the museum on there.


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