Monday, 14 August 2017

Sketching a beautiful secret garden in the heart of Norwich

The Norwich Urban sketchers met at Plantation gardens a wonderful idiosyncratic garden which was originally a chalk quarry. After all the rain we have had recently we were lucky to have the perfect sunny afternoon. The garden has many different levels surrounded by wonderful flora and fauna, a rustic bridge, a gothic fountain and wonderful decorative medieval stone walls. It was as if you were in a different world, dreams of foregone summers. There were people picnicking, a choir singing, children playing,  people hidden amongst the stonewalls, bridges and foliage, all having a peaceful and relaxed time. I got carried away with all the activity and setting. I tried to capture a sense of place maybe I got too excited with my pens!!

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