Ruth Howes


England has a reputation for the variety of its gardens and the informal balance of its designed landscapes. Gardening is seen as a national pastime. Nowhere are these expressions of cultivated creativity more evident than in the verdant gardens and park at Houghton Hall, which during 2022 is marking its 300th year. Art has been a vital component. Houghton Hall’s permanent contemporary collection continues this story. Avant Gardeners is the first time C&C have configured an exhibition in the Stables that directly compliment the gardens and park at Houghton Hall.