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Mrs Jarman's Lady Garden

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Saltmarsh at The Dukes

Duke of Cumberland

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Whitstable

CT5 1AP

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Mrs Jarman’s Lady Garden*: A Whitstable Satellite project as part of the Whitstable Biennale 2018

*Colloquially used to describe an unkempt protective layer of hair covering the pubic mound on a woman’s body: an overgrown patch, which has been in need of a good digging over for some while.

Famous for his Dungeness garden, created in the natural landscape with indigenous flowers and found objects, Derek Jarman once said “If a garden isn’t shaggy, forget it”.

As nature intended, but created by an artist’s hand, this highly individual garden has become an inspiration the world over; yet so many of the people who love Jarman’s garden have been shocked and disgusted by his art.

Lady Gardens are also regarded with shock and disgust, an area to be clipped, sanitised and scented. In support of The Gynaecological Cancer Fund’s awareness campaign we shall be creating stitched Lady Gardens; taking Jarman’s approach to gardens as nature intended and building on traditional references such as the song, ‘An English Country Garden’, the Kentish garden of England, vintage embroidered crinoline ladies with their gardens and the nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

Join us to embroider your own Lady Garden

Come and join Whitstable’s Profanity Embroidery Group for a friendly afternoon or evening to create a Lady Garden of your own with simple stitches and found objects. Weather permitting, we will start with a flotsam forage on the beach.

A template will be provided to get everyone started, and with some simple guidance from the experienced hands of the Profanity Embroidery Group team, your unique and individual garden will burst into bloom. Afternoon or evening sessions in the comfortable surroundings of Saltmarsh at the Duke of Cumberland in Central Whitstable.

Workshop attendees are invited to exhibit their Lady Garden’s when the Profanity Embroidery Group show theirs at a Whitstable Beach Hut on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June as our Satellite project for the Whitstable Biennale 2018.

Includes all materials plus refreshments.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance

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Saltmarsh at The Dukes

Duke of Cumberland

High Street

Whitstable

CT5 1AP

United Kingdom

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