June Crisfield Chapman exhibition at Bowes

June Crisfield Chapman, known for her engravings of plants in The Countryman magazine, will be the focus of a new exhibition at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. June follows two main themes in her engravings: plant forms and characters from literature and the theatre. She finds … [Read more...]



Plant of the month – Lilac

Lilac (syringa) is a deciduous shrub with deliciously fragrant blooms in late spring and early summer. In the language of flower. lilac symbolises first love and has been chosen by Prince William and Catherine Middleton for their wedding. Belonging to the Oleaceae (olive) family, there are about 25 … [Read more...]



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