Under the Greenwood.

Fancy seeing some classic works of art on a tree theme?

Nothing is more evocative of Britain than a great tree.Under the Greenwood The oak has become a symbol of our national character and individually or collectively trees are an integral part of our landscape. Under the Greenwood examines how artists from John Constable and Samuel Palmer to Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland have been inspired by these most remarkable of living things.

The exhibition examines how trees have gradually been domesticated from the forbidding wildwood to the town garden. It explores mythology and religious symbolism, the longevity of trees and the seasonal cycle, and how man has exploited them for timber, food and fuel. The exhibition also features work by Paul Sandby, John Martin, Heywood Sumner, George Clausen, Charles Ginner, Claire Leighton, John Nash, Robin Tanner and Henry Moore among others and it will be a nationally important celebration of the tree.

at The St Barbe Museum, Lymington

Exhibition produced in partnership with Southampton City Art Gallery.

27th Jul 2013 – 5th Oct 2013: Under the Greenwood: Picturing British Trees – Past

The New Forest at it’s best

The New Forest is lovely in the Spring and Summer but the Autumn is it’s peak 2011-11-01_12-39-20_HDRfor stunning landscape and walking comfort. Autumn comes late in the New Forest, the Oak and Beech leaves start to colour in mid October and are often at their best around Guy Fawkes night.

Now that we have EHU’s why not come for a late visit and revel in the peace and quiet of all that makes Autumn so special here. The valley mists, the fading Heather blossom, clear skies and the rusty brown colours of the leaves about to fall and carpet the Forest floor.

Our CL is open all year round