The Queen's Green Canopy Exhibition
Full Exhibition OverviewWelcome to an exhibition of exquisite artworks of Ancient Woodlands and Trees dedicated to Her Majesty The Queen to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The artworks showcase a series of images of the nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees captured by nature photographers Adrian Houston and Charles Sainsbury-Plaice, alongside drawings created by artist Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis.The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a nationwide tree planting initiative originally created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. As recently announced, the QGC has been extended to give people an opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty. Launched in May by His Majesty The King, an Ancient Canopy consisting of a nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees was dedicated to Her Majesty The Queen as part of the QGC initiative.By sharing captivating picture stories of the UK's Ancient Woodlands and Trees, often referred to as "Nature's Crown Jewels", The Queen's Green Canopy aims to raise awareness of these treasured habitats which have formed the backdrop to important moments in the history of our four nations, and the importance of conserving them for future generations.The Queen's Green Canopy is a charitable initiative. The artworks on display as part of the exhibition are available for sale through The Tree Art Gallery, with a donation made in support of the QGC for each purchase.Exhibition DetailsThe artworks were on exhibition for all to enjoy at Sotheby's in London, 34-35 New Bond Street, W1A2AA, from the 10th-20th December 2022. The works will remain online until the end of 2023 we hope you enjoy looking through them and look forward to assisting with any queries.
“I was so happy to take part in the The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to plant a tree for the Jubilee by planting a crab apple tree in the farm’s market garden, so it is an honour to be displaying an exhibition of photographs that complements the initiative with a showcase of ‘nature’s crown jewels’ in our garden space in the Cotswolds.
The photos have been curated from a selection of 70 ancient woodlands and trees from around the UK, each dedicated to Queen Elizabeth to mark the Platinum Jubilee. They have been captured by nature photographers Adrian Houston and Charles Sainsbury-Plaice and I love how they highlight the beauty of this constant part of our landscape and remind us how important it is to plant and preserve native trees for future generations.
You can find fourteen of the photographs exhibited for sale on the mezzanine in Daylesford Organic’s Home & Garden space until the end of the month."
Carole Bamford, 2023