Two of the THG volunteers enjoying a knitted cup of tea

A life-size knitted garden has come to Devon as part of a national tour.

Knitters and crocheters aged 2 – 99 have created this 3D knitted garden, which is on exhibition at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton.

Over 5,000 people with a wide range of abilities created the garden, including families, knitting groups, schools, Brownies and those with visual impairments and learning disabilities.

As the garden tours the U.K., local people at each exhibition venue add further knitted or crocheted pieces so it continues to grow and flourish like a real garden.

Angela Blackwell, THG Curator said,

The gallery is blooming with flowers, trees, a knitted picnic and all sorts of little animals and insects. I love to see our visitors coming out with smiles on their faces!

We welcome knitted donations. We also have knitting needles, wool and patterns at the gallery to create pieces to add to this exhibition and ‘grow the garden’ for when it moves to the next venue.”

Blooming Marvellous – a knitted garden exhibition (until 24 June 2017). Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Free admission, donations welcome.