Last Easter, the botanical artist Sally Pinhey from Upwey, near Weymouth in Dorset, led a botanical art trek to the Himalayas. Four women between the ages of 55 and 72, trekked for 12 days in the Annapurna Region of Nepal, recording the flora on the way. An honest and illuminating talk and exhibition, which illustrates the story of this group of extraordinary women and their experiences on the trek, will take place at The Engine Room, Poundbury Gardens at 6.30pm on the evening of Sunday 23rd November. Wine and Canapés will be served following the talk.
"This is an area of great biodiversity. Many of the plants resemble our own, either because they are closely related, or because we have bred garden varieties from plants brought back by explorers," explained Sally.
Sally's watercolour exhibition of plants from the trek explores the relationship between our garden plants and the indigenous pre-ice age plants of the Himalayas.
Tickets are £5 each, the proceeds to be split between the Upwey Church Windows Restoration Appeal, and the "Medics Away Foundation" in memory of Dr Giles Molyneux to set up medical student placements in hospitals in Nepal.
The exhibition will continue until 14th December. For tickets for the talk and reception please call 01305 813307.