Friday, 6 May 2011

Acle High School Students’ Art Exhibition at Fairhaven Garden

More than 100 works of art created by Acle High School students, following visits to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden and Norwich Cathedral, are on display in Fairhaven Garden’s tearoom until Monday, May 16.

Acrylic canvases featuring Fairhaven’s candelabra primulas, watercolours painted following visits to the garden last July, illustrated stories about Oscar the Otter, Fairhaven’s children’s character, Green Men inspired by Norwich Cathedral and photographs of totem polls in Burlingham Woods created by the school are in the exhibition.

Sally Curtis, art teacher at Acle High School said: “The students enjoy working in Fairhaven Garden with nature all around. The standard of their work is much better when they have been inspired by the natural world. It is also very good for the students to see their work on display. I would like to thank Louise Rout and the team at Fairhaven for their support over the last 18 months.”

The exhibition in the tearoom is free, although there is a charge to visit the garden.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction. The garden, tearoom and shop are open daily all year, 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), tel. 01603 270449,, admission, adult £5.50, senior citizen £5 and child £3, under fives free.

There is wheelchair access to most of the garden, including the Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance. Mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

Photograph: Greeen Man by Laura Hind

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