July must surely be a gardener’s delight, a chance to admire all that hard work in full bloom. Nature by design, is perfection. Hard to improve on.
And Hilary Fisher’s latest theme ‘Cultivated’ hits just the right note for an English summer. Her shop Fisher London, is currently dedicated to all things botanical. In the form of paintings, glass, ceramics and silver from the 18th & 19th centuries.
Watercolours of ladybirds, birds and butterflies crawl across the walls of her shop in their Regency frames. And sweet peas flutter in boiled sweet coloured hyacinth vases. There’s even the odd snake slithering in there too.
‘Primulas and mushrooms’ caught my eye. Painted by Lillian Lancaster (1887 – 1973) a former pupil of Walter Sickert at The Slade School of Art. It’s pretty piece, with history, I would love in my fantasy kitchen.
So in a month when all I can think about is how much I want to lie in the garden with my book and a glass of rosé – Fisher London is going to be where I root around for botanicals to decorate with.
Fisher London, 65 Grays Inn Road, London.