Reimagine Resident: paper flowers

Our Reimagine Resident Jessie Beaumont has created a fabulous display of paper flowers for the House, inspired by flowers growing in the garden that were known in Jane Austen's day.

Back in June, self-taught paper artist Jessie Beaumont visited the House and had a tour of the garden with our wonderful gardener, Celia.

Over the summer she painstakingly created a bouquet of flowers in her East London studio, inspired by flowers growing in the garden, all of which were known in Jane Austen’s day. The display she created includes her take on foxgloves, peonies, cornflowers, hydrangea, wild roses, poppies, geranium and campanula, which she created using hand-dyed crepe paper on wire stems.

Then, on a beautiful sunny October day, Jessie returned to the House with her creations which she assembled in a white scroll-work vase, filled with chicken wire to help the stems stand upright!

The bouquet is displayed in the Drawing Room, against Jessie’s favourite yellow wallpaper, where it is already attracting a lot of attention from admiring visitors!

Find out more about our Creatives in Residence on our Reimagine Residents hub.