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Artist Plantsman

Edward Bawden: Artist Plantsman

29 January 2022 - extended to 26 February 2023

Edward Bawden Gallery, Free Entry


EB - Plantsman

 Edward Bawden (1903-1989) Autumn, 1960 © The Edward Bawden Estate


Every day influential British artist and designer, Edward Bawden, would spend an hour in his garden at his home in Great Bardfield before starting work in his art studio. Plants and gardens was one of the most prominent and constant subjects of not only his work but also his life. 


Drawn exclusively from the Edward Bawden archive, explore Bawden’s lifelong love of plants and gardens through a wide range of his work, including early wallpaper designs, well-known prints, advertising campaigns and private commissions.


From the grand gardens of Carthage and the botanical gardens at Kew, to Bawden’s own gardens at his parent’s home in Braintree and his beloved one-acre plot in Great Bardfield, discover Bawden’s passion for plants and gardens across decades of his work, featuring pieces that have never before been on public display.




Edward Bawden – Art and Gardening

Free Online Talk


Join Keeper of Fine and Decorative Art, Victoria Partridge, for a look at some of Edward Bawden’s favourite gardens, including his own garden in Great Bardfield and the public gardens at Kew.