Portraits of a single flower chosen by notable creative figures and celebrities are on show at an exhibition in Southrop.

The Tithe Barn at Thyme is hosting an exhibition by the artist Kate Friend called As Chosen By… 

Kate has invited people to select a single flower which is symbolic and meaningful to them.

Fashion photograher Juergen Teller chose a delicate wild Strawberry, Amanda Harlech, who was a muse for John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld, chose a Bishop’s Flower. Other contributors are artist Maggi Hambling and George Harrison's widow, Olivia.

Kate then photographs the single botanical and a vessel shot in natural light at the home or studio of a creative individual, revealing the personal connection behind each plant.

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The exhibition has previously been shown at The Garden Museum and Lyndsey Ingram Gallery in  London, and is an evolving project.

Gallerist Lyndsey Ingram said: "Although Kate’s methodology is concise and consistent, the variety of images is testament to the array of unique personalities she has included in the project."

Thyme is a ‘village within a village’, with bedrooms in a Georgian Rectory and a 17th century farmhouse in addition to cottages and garden rooms. It also comprises the Ox Barn restaurant, the Swan pub, the Baa bar, Meadow Spa, Botanical Bothy and two boutiques.

A cookery school, farm, kitchen gardens, orchards and water meadows are also on site. 

All works are for sale.