From 'In the meadow', a brand new collection from Scribble & Daub in collaboration with Great Dixter House & Gardens featuring native wildflowers (www.greatdixter.co.uk)
Each card is letterpress printed by hand on deckle-edged Fabriano cream card and individually hand-painted with coloured inks
17 x 11.5 cm, blank inside
Great Dixter House & Gardens is one of Britain's greatest horticultural treasures and a touchstone for gardeners, artists and designers alike, most recently as inspiration for Sarah Burton's S/S18 Womenswear Collection for Alexander McQueen and the backdrop for Harpers Bazaar's March cover.
Four years ago, Scribble & Daub founder Caroline Kent began her own wildflower meadow and orchard in place of the brambled scrub behind her Sussex cottage and studio, using cuttings from Dixter's own historic meadows, generously gifted by Head Gardener, Fergus Garrett.
From April to September it is now an ever-changing tapestry of native wildflower species, that buzzes with butterflies and insects and is home to all sorts of wildlife from slow worms to shrews. It is from drawings made in her own and Dixter's meadows last Summer, that this new card collection has been created, a token of gratitude for a great gift - after all, you are what you give. For every card sold, a donation will be made to the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.
Great Dixter was home to illustrious gardener and celebrated writer Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006) for over 40 years, and is now under the stewardship of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. Lloyd created untamed expanses of grasses and wildflowers - including many rare species of orchid - punctuated with bulbs and his beloved topiary that were prized for their beauty, but as importantly, for their maintenance of plant and wildlife diversity. Since the Second World War, 95% of Britain's species-rich ancient meadows have been lost, and this collaboration aims to support the work Great Dixter continues to do to promote and encourage the restoration of such habitats.