Renowned willow weaver, Rachel Carter, will be taking her award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibition to the Woburn Abbey Garden Show this weekend.
Set against the beautiful background of Woburn Abbey, within its 28 acre garden, Rachel’s stand will showcase her new beautifully hand-crafted bronze and copper sculptures. Hand-woven copper alliums emerging from lush foliage in various shades of green will form the backdrop to the distinctly designed stand. The entrance to the stand will be flanked by handmade timber plinths showcasing two more spherical bronze pieces.
Each bronze sculpture is created by hand weaving with wax lengths in Rachel’s trademark woven swirls to create the spherical sculpture.
The wax sculpture is then transported to Pangolin Editions foundry to be transformed into bronze using the age old “lost wax” technique.
“The past year has been an extremely successful and eventful one for me,” said Rachel.
“As well as being represented by Saatchi Art, I have also moved in to a new studio within the Harley Gallery on the Ducal Estate of Welbeck in Nottinghamshire.
“This move to larger premises has allowed me to experiment with different methods and styles which I showed for the first time at Chelsea – and I can’t wait to show it again at Woburn Abbey this weekend!
“The Abbey gardens are such a beautiful setting for the show and I am very excited about exhibiting. I’m sure it will be a fantastic weekend for everyone.”
The Gardeners’ Garden Show offers something for everyone. Visitors will be able to pick up a wide range of weird and wonderful plants from nurseries across the UK, as well as learning new gardening skills or honing existing ones.
Gardening experts including, Pippa Greenwood, Martin Fish and Alistair Fraser will be giving talks and demonstrations and will be on hand to answer any questions.
Over 70 exhibitors will also be showcasing their products from gardening tools and furniture to wine and artisan foods.