An Elixir of Letters at Chelsea Physic Garden

Where: Chelsea Physic Garden, SW3

What: Exhibition by the Lettering Arts Trust in conjunction with Chelsea Physic Garden, “a heady brew of inscriptions, sculptures and garden ornaments inspired by ‘Drink’…a trail of objects featuring lettering designed and carved by hand by 17 of the UK’s leading letter carvers”. Inspiring the artworks are the myriad botanicals and plants found within the physic garden, from cedar seeds to gin and tonic via tea and chocolate.

Date: 2018

Artists:

  • Gin and Tonic Bench by Lois Anderson
  • Tea for Two by Harry Brockway
  • Divine Chocolate by Mark Brooks
  • Enjoy Life by Martin Cook
  • Message in a Bottle by Iain Cotton
  • The Mead of Poetry by Ayako Furuno
  • Apple Bird Bath by Rachel Gundry
  • A Laughing Pomegranate by Rachel Gundry
  • Olive Branch by Wayne Hart
  • Thank God for Tea by Joe Hickey
  • Haw Gin by Charlotte Haworth
  • White Peony by Karim Lahham
  • Fern Bowl by Alyosha Moeran
  • Cedar Seed by Tom Sargeant
  • Pluck by Annet Stirling
  • Good Cups and Saucers by Louise Tiplady
  • Fill each others cup but drink not from one cup, by Teucer Wilson

Below are some photos from the garden…

Lois Anderson’s Gin and Tonic Bench
Good Cups and Saucers by Louise Tiplady
Good Cups and Saucers by Louise Tiplady
Enjoy Life by Martin Cook
Olive Branch by Wayne Hart
Cedar Seed by Tom Sargeant
Message in a Bottle by Iain Cotton
Message in at Bottle by Iain Cotton

Tea for Two by Harry Brockway