Gardening: Cuttings

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TWENTY-ONE artists from Leicestershire's award-winning Society of Botanical Illustrators are showing their work in an exhibition that opens on Wednesday at the Museum of Garden History, London. All the paintings have been inspired by plants in the museum's own garden, buds, full-blown flowers, seeds and seedpods. The Museum, at Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB, is open Mon-Fri (10.30am-4pm) and Sunday (10.30am-5pm). The exhibition continues until 12 July.

THE COVENT Garden Flower Festival opens tomorrow and continues all next week, with giant floral mobiles in the north and south halls of Covent Garden Market, garden designs with new plants and products along the east and south piazzas. The centrepiece of the festival is the Performance Garden next to St Paul's Church. Flowers and plants cover the church as well as the stage, where there is a week-long programme of music, theatre and dance. Off the Wall Gardens features unusual ways to decorate vertical spaces.

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