Botanical exhibition raises over £3,000 Artists, local companies and breweries came together during this year's Chelsea Fringe festival to help the Charity raise funds towards the current Harefield Healing Garden appeal. Based on the healing power of plants in respiratory and cardiac medicine, the exhibition raised a grand total of £3,000. Artworks by award winning botanical artists such as Mary Ellen Taylor, Sally Pond, Yvonne Hammond and Helia Nicolle were hung around the walls of the Glasshouse Cafe in Chelsea, who generously donated their space for the exhibition. Over 100 attendees visited the gallery and took part in the various activities that took place during the week, such as the 'Painting with Prosecco' workshops, and masterclasses hosted by botanical artist and tutor Leigh Ann Gale and muralist Rosie Mennem. Denise, who attended the Painting with Prosecco workshop, said: "the recent workshop was a wonderful way to spend a creative hour learning the art of painting with water colour". Leigh Ann Gale, who tutored a workshop, said: "I'm so pleased that everyone enjoyed the workshop - there were some aspiring artists in the group...". The Charity would like to thank all of the artists who donated their beautiful artworks to the exhibition. We hope to take the exhibition to Harefield to help us continue to raise funds for the Healing Garden. You can see the paintings here. The Charity would also like to thank the following sponsors: John Purcell Paper and Green & Stone of Chelsea, for providing the art materials towards the workshops, Curio Spirits Company and London Distillery Company, for providing gin for the events, and Fever Tree for supplying the tonic, and Seedlip Drinks for their non-alcoholic cocktails.