Blossom & Thorn

a hedgerow homage for the National Forest

An exploration of the extraordinary and humble hedgerows of the National Forest with artist Ruth Singer. Over the coming months, Ruth & a team of volunteers will be meeting with hedges along the National Forest Way and sharing their stories. From this gathering of hedge learning from old maps, from observation and emotional connection, Ruth will create an artwork to be shared within an ancient hedge. 

Come back soon for more information on how to volunteer as a hedge-spotter for this project and how to join an artist-led walk alongside some hedges in Leicestershire. This project is supported by The National Forest Arts Grant.

Blossom hedge
Old laid hedge
Leggy hedge
Ancient hedgerow remnants
Paths on a wall