Karen Guthrie is this year’s National Trust New Art, Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist Fellow.

She’ll be in residence at Acorn Bank, near Penrith, until  31 July and visitors will be able to see the results of her residency at a scent-rich exhibtion at Acorn Bank from 10 August – 29 October.

Karen, who is herself a committed gardener, is spending her residency exploring Acorn Bank’s extensive gardens and plant collections. She in fascinated by the challenge of recording the ephemeral qualities of a garden, and is sampling and distilling plants to make hydrosols on site, as well as researching other historic and modern-day botanical archives.

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