Amicus Botanicus

Amicus Botanicus
The Art of Cultivating Hope
May 2014

'Victoria Cross Poppy' painted by Jeanne Debons

This collection of 16 beautiful paintings, painted by the members of Amicus Botanicus for Gardening Leave were handed over to Heather Budge-Reid, the CEO of Gardening Leave at the opening of our recent exhibition "The Art of Cultivating Hope" at Shepherd Market in Mayfair, London.

Over the coming months Gardening Leave are going to exhibit the paintings around the country. Each painting has a story which links it to the horticultural therapy work that Gardening Leave do with troubled veterans with mental health issues.

The collection has been shown in the stand of Inovar Garden Buildings, who are sponsors of Gardening Leave, at the Chelsea Flower Show. At the end of May the paintings can be seen on the Gardening Leave stand at "Gardening Scotland" at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh from May 30th - June 1st.

Gardening Leave, at the Chelsea Flower Show


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Other Past Exhibitions

Click the headings below to view information on our other previous exhibitions:

"A New Leaf", London 2012

“A Brush with Nature”, London 2010

“Plants for Life”, London 2008