Herbaceous border at Munstead Wood, a new National Trust property

The first half of 2023 has been filled with activity, beginning with The Winter Show in New York in January. It was good to reconnect with so many people at the Park Avenue Armory, following last year’s pop-up event at Barney’s.

Back in London, the Spring was busy with planning for the Clive and Jane Wainwright exhibition held to coincide with London Art Week. It was a pleasure to welcome what felt like crowds Queen Anne’s Gate

Wainwright exhibition, Queen Anne’s Gate

As invariably happens, we found out more about some of the exhibits during the course of the exhibition.

By coincidence, the V&A posted on its Instagram account this charming photograph of Beatrix Potter. What intrigued me was the chair under the dog – identical to the pair from the Wainwright collection, designed by Alfred Waterhouse for Blackmoor House.  The photograph shown here was taken at Lingholm, near Keswick, designed in 1873 by the same architect.

Beatrix Potter and Alfred Waterhouse. Copyright: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Now, even as we look forward to a restful summer, we are photographing new stock for the autumn and, of course, there is always more to be seen on our website.

Four candelabra designed by Edward Spencer circa 1914