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Art workshops inspired by a world-famous flower collection are being launched at a Kent garden.

Great Comp Garden at Borough Green is launching the collection of art workshops to run from November to February, when the garden is usually closed.

Botanical art courses are being launched at Great Comp Gardens in Borough Green
Botanical art courses are being launched at Great Comp Gardens in Borough Green

The workshops have been inspired by the seven acre garden, home to William Dyson’s world-famous salvia collection.

Participants will learn lino printing, create ceramic seed heads, landscape painting, gold-leaf, oils for beginners and botanical painting from experienced art teachers, with the first, by Louise Dean, being held on Wednesday, November 3.

Participants will get to experience the garden for themselves and paint in the Old Dairy Tearoom, where their lunch is included in the price of the workshop.

Great Comp Garden trustee, and organiser, Pauline Gibson said: “It’s wonderful to be able to offer this beautiful space as a place for people to learn an artistic skill and enjoy access to the inspiring garden during the closed season."

Tearoom manager Joe Lane has devised a menu for budding artists to enjoy while on their course.

Great Comp Gardens at Borough Green will open for longer this year
Great Comp Gardens at Borough Green will open for longer this year

The garden usually closes to visitors on October 31, but this year will remain open from Thursday to Saturday throughout November and will then close on December 1 until March 1.

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