The next exhibition at The Higgins, Round and Round the Garden: A Celebration of Horticulture in Art, opens on Saturday 6th April. This colourful exploration of gardening spans the grand and exotic to the humble weed, exploring our human fascination with gardens and how they have provided inspiration for artists.
Pre-Raphaelite John Everett Millais saw them as settings for tragic love stories. Walter Sickert brought the garden inside for his still life pieces, while Joan Eardley braved the weather to paint Scottish wild flowers.
Alongside the exhibition, there will be garden-themed events including garden tours, plant sales, a British Sign Language tour and workshop with Access Bedford, lunchtime lectures, Easter and May Half-Term holiday activities and more.