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Blooming Marvellous

6 May 2017 to 24 June 2017


A life-size knitted and crocheted garden. 

This 3D garden created by over 5,000 volunteers comes to THG as part of a national tour. The gallery is blooming with flowers, vegetables, animals, insects and even a knitted picnic!

The Blooming Marvellous garden initially climbed, creeped and blossomed over three floors of Bournemouth Library. The aim of the project was to allow individuals and groups of all ages and abilities to participate in a community project, where knitting and crochet were explored as an art form and the skills handed down through the generations. Knitters and crocheters aged 2 – 99 created this 3D garden and it has also featured on the BBC's The One Show.

As the garden tours the UK, local people at each exhibition venue add further knitted or crocheted pieces so it continues to grow and flourish like a real garden. 

We welcome knitted/crocheted donations. We also have knitting needles, wool and patterns at the gallery to create pieces to ‘grow the garden’ for when it moves to the next venue.

Join us for a garden party on Friday 19 May, 5-9 pm to celebrate a year of our very own community garden - part of the national Museums At Night festival.



Blooming Marvellous Knitted vegetables Knitted pot of flowers Knitted beehive

Past Exhibitions (2017)

  • Ruby Cubes

    Present Makers 2017

    11 November 2017 to 23 December 2017

    Vibrant selling exhibition exploring the skill and innovation of craft makers across the South West region. After the growing success of our annual selling exhibition of contemporary craft, THG will...

  • Esplanade Foil at Dawn, Sidmouth. Gouage, collage Mercia mudstone, Otter sandstone on card

    Frances Hatch - Red Earth Under My Nails

    9 September 2017 to 28 October 2017

    Artist Frances Hatch, winner of the THG OPEN 2016, has created a new body of work for ‘Red Earth Under My Nails’ her solo show at THG. Created outside in situ, these paintings have been produced...

  • Sunflower Angel

    East Devon Tenant Art Exhibition

    29 July 2017 to 26 August 2017

    Running alongside the Evolver Prize 2017 exhibition is an exhibition of artworks created by East Devon tenants.  There were 110 submissions to the exhibition from East Devon tenants and the judges...

  • Evolver Prize - selection of covers

    Evolver Prize 2017

    8 July 2017 to 26 August 2017

    Showing 100 selected works (rather than usual 50) to celebrate the 100th edition of Evolver. Artists, photographers and designers compete annually to their work published on the front cover of the...

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