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THE NEW URBAN GREEN EXHIBITION
The National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley is delighted to host 'The New
Urban Green' photography exhibition, coming to us from the Garden Museum
Celebrating the tucked away, the overlooked and the greened-up edges of our
urban areas, these imaginative and personal images have been captured over
10 years by photographer Jane Sebire. Writer Caroline Beck has added her
creative response to the photographs in a series of seven panels.
Showing in Centre's Conservatory, next to our Cornflower Café, the exhibition
is free and runs from Friday 22nd June to the end of September.
Open everyday 10am to 3pm from June to end August; Mon to Fri during
Janet Pell, Marketing and Development Manager said
'…..documenting these tucked-away, often overlooked fringes of our
landscape is exciting and emotional as they are part of our childhood
experience and evoke very strong personal memories. We want other people
to look at these images and recall their own memories of special places '.
As part of a distinguished career as a portrait photographer, Jane Sebire has
extended her work documenting community groups and gardens, a selection of
which are shown here. Her work provokes questions about the boundaries of what
we might consider to be 'gardens' and 'gardeners'.
Caroline Beck has written about gardens and green spaces for over fifteen years for
national and international publications. Her interest lies with the people who create
these temporary Edens and she endeavours to capture their spirit and vision.