Marion Sidebottom Tree Photography Exhibition

Special Event

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, CM3 8ET

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, CM3 8ET


RHS Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane Rettendon Common


RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex


  • Member

    Members go free

  • Non-member

    Normal garden admission applies

  • No booking required


  • Event times

    10am - 4pm

  • Subject

    Special Event

Essex-based photographer Marion Sidebottom brings her stunning exhibition You Can’t See the Trees for the Woods to RHS Garden Hyde Hall. 

Marion was the Artist-in-Residence in Epping Forest from April 2017 to March 2018. She's an award-winning photographer, educated with an unusual mix of a science degree and Masters of Art, and is also an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. 

The residency was in two parts and resulted in two exhibitions in Epping Forest. This exhibition at the new Hilltop Lodge at RHS Hyde Hall combines both parts into one large exhibition, along with new previously unseen work.

The first part is ‘Ancient Tree Portraits of Epping Forest’, which are photographic portraits of trees that were chosen due to factors such as their ancient age and ecological importance, many have quirky shapes and forms.

The second part is ‘Ancient Trees & the People of Epping Forest’. This tells the story of some of the people who live, work, study and visit the forest that Marion encountered. She interviewed and recorded people, photographed their work and took part in activities in the forest. The exhibition will include photographic prints available to purchase, an image slideshow with sound bites, and photomontage artworks of the tree stories.

This exhibition is part of our Autumn Woodfest event 2-4 November.

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