Exhibition: The Leaves of the Tree

12th Apr 2018 - 24th Jun 2018 Event Type: Exhibition

The Leaves of the Tree”: A diverse exhibition of work by Winchester Cathedral Scribes and invited artists highlighting many of the beloved plants growing around the Cathedral, as well as botanical imagery inspired by the Bible, with a special display on the culinary and medicinal relevance of plants in a monastic garden. This eclectic group of artists have produced a fascinating selection of work in a range of styles, from traditional botanical illustration to formal calligraphy to mixed media. Given the ecclesiastical connection between Cathedrals and plant imagery, this exhibition will certainly be appreciated on many levels.

This exhibition is free upon entry to the Cathedral.

Image: Magnolia leaf by Tamara Clark

As part of the exhibition, there will be a number of activities to get involved with.


Join Sally Pond and the Winchester Cathedral Scribes in the Retroquire for some wonderful botanical illustration demonstrations.

This drop in activity is free to attend upon entry to the Cathedral. Materials will be provided.

Find out more here.


A unique opportunity to meet our team of Cathedral scribes and have a go at calligraphy yourself under their expert guidance.

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Join master basket weaver Louise Brown for a four-hour workshop and learn how to make a fish platter from woven willow.

Find out more here.


Have you visited the Apothecary Garden in the Inner Close?
The Apothecary Garden at the Wessex Learning Centre was created in 2015. It has two areas, The Apothecary Walk and the Sensory Courtyard.
The Apothecary Walk is divided into small areas containing plants attributed to cure ailments associated with different parts of the body. A raised bed in the Courtyard has herbs to appeal the senses.