Plants inspire patchwork show

Plants inspire patchwork show

Life, love, remembrance, food and medicine are just some of the themes of a new exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

The UK-wide Patchwork Meadow Project, described as ‘a Bayeux Tapestry for our times’, celebrates Britain’s extraordinary wealth of wildflowers through the medium of handicraft.

The Patchwork Meadow is the brainchild of the charity Plantlife and is part of a wider European project which aims to focus attention on conservation and our plant-rich landscapes as well as the importance these play in heritage, culture, and economy of rural areas.

Scores of contributors have embroidered, sewn, knitted and woven their individual ‘patches’ which have been put together to make an inspirational wildflower ‘meadow’ of fabulous fabric art.

From Scotland to Cornwall via Wales and the Midlands, people have been hard at work creating their 15cm-square material artworks – but there’s still time for you to join the project. To find out more, visit or call Plantlife on 01722 342730.

A selection of the unique Patchwork Meadow panels are on show in the Garden’s Gallery now and the exhibition runs until February 23. Have a read of a blog written bu our library volunteers about the show

For more information about this and other events at the Garden, email or call 01558 667149.

2 Responses to “Plants inspire patchwork show”

  1. Hannah Watson says:

    A fantastic effort and beautiful, thoughtful, talented result. Awesome stuff NBGW!

  2. Jane Pugh says:

    It was a truly FANTASTIC exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed by members of Abercraf W.I. The variety of mediums of patchwork,
    embroidery etc was STUNNING, so much talent! Thank you