Botanical art

The Potting Shed at Lydie’s

I’m excited to announce that in addition to our shop in Banyette Street, Bowral, we now have a beautiful new plant gallery at Lydie du Bray’s Antiques on Consignment in Braemar   –   “The Potting Shed at Lydie’s”.  It’s early days, and more stock is arriving daily, but if you call in to Lydie’s super glamorous shop this weekend you will find us in The Walled Garden which is now filled with potted foxgloves and delphiniums, lavenders, geraniums and advanced topiary in buxus, bay, citrus and olive.  Inside in the conservatory we’re showcasing big ‘glamour’ plants including massive crassulas, cycads, cyclamens,  Pieris and spectacular orchids – all perfect to beautify your home and garden.  Follow us on Instagram for lots of images, ideas and updates.  Hope to see you soon at The Potting Shed – now at Dirty Jane’s Antique Market in Bowral and Lydie du Bray’s Antiques on Consignment in Braemar. (address below).
















The Potting Shed at Lydie’s

Lydie du Bray’s Antiques on Consignment

117 Old Hume Highway
Braemar NSW Australia
Open 10am-5pm (EST) Every day.

Light is Fugitive

Good morning from The Potting Shed.  Yesterday I was given a lovely little stool to decorate my office and I promptly dressed it up with a big bowl of old fashioned roses from the garden.  It made me think of this beautiful picture by Laura Jones, which unfortunately was sold by the time I got to the exhibition opening recently.Image

What talent we have living here in the Highlands.  Laura resides in Exeter and her exhibition “Light is Fugitive” (from a quote by celebrated Australian artist Margaret Preston),  is on until March 21 at the gorgeous Gallery Ecosse, opposite the General Store. Don’t miss it.  Laura’s pictures of floral arrangements reflect her considerable skill as a trained florist and her masterful use of colour. She has taken the subject of floral still life and added a modern zing, a liveliness, a bold use of colour. The result is wonderful.  I dream of having one of Laura’s works hanging here in my little Potting Shed!

Cressida Campbell exhibition

We’re loving Cressida Campbell’s  beautiful botanical works – pencils and watercolours on ply and exquisite woodblocks – now on exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries July 9 – August 3, 2013.

This beautiful watercolour on plywood called Hoya still life has sadly sold but you’ll find many more beautiful works to tempt lovers of botanical art at Philip’s gallery.

Philip Bacon Galleries, 2 Arthur Street

Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, AustraliaEmail

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