hollyhock riot

Burton Agnes:
A Hollyhock riot in the pink garden!

Hollyhocks are biannual plants, meaning you have to wait a year before they flower. Plant them en mass though and you're in for a riot of flower worth the wait.

This is why, despite rapidly heading into Autumn, my search for a subject to paint didn't take long the day I found this view. At the bottom end of the walled garden at Burton Agnes Hall is an area with many small gardens within a garden. These are colour specific. It was in the pink garden where I walked into what I could only describe as a riot of Hollyhocks flowering like, well, the summer was ending.

  • Image size: 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")
  • Medium: oil
  • Ground: canvas panel