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Hedgerows have been around for millennia, shifted by nature and shaped by humans. Discover the story of hedgerows throughout the last few thousand years…  

In collaboration with Our Isles and a collective of artists, chefs, farmers, historians, and specialists; this exhibition narrates the story of the hedgerow throughout history, to the present day and beyond.

 

Expressed through a diverse and considered collection of work relating to the hedgerow, including paintings, poetry, prose, printmaking, objects, films and more.

 

Hedgerow highlights the importance of the hedgerow as a semi-natural habitat within our environment; focusing on the fundamental aspects of the hedgerow; its structure, habitat and species, history and purpose, management and tradition, environmental benefits, and as a source of food for animals and humans.

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A view into the Hedgerow exhibition, the Hedgerow mural painted by artist Lilly Hedley, inspired by her love for the countryside and its diverse wildlife and flora.

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Hedgerow Exhibition at the Food Museum

Words by Food Museum & Angus D. Birditt