New photography exhibit showcases the gardens that brings us together

OfficeXpats will begin a monthlong showing of local garden enthusiast Terry Moyemont’s remarkable photographs featuring gardens from across the world, and close to home. The exhibit starts Friday, May 4.

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It is a language everyone can understand despite borders, cultures or politics. From Greece to Bainbridge Island, gardening brings the world together.

OfficeXpats will begin a monthlong showing of local garden enthusiast Terry Moyemont’s remarkable photographs featuring gardens from across the world, and close to home. The exhibit starts Friday, May 4.

“We do have connections with other places,” Moyemont said. “We have become a garden mecca in the last 20 years. Bainbridge, for its area, has so many interesting gardens in one place.”

The showing will be approximately 15 works of photography featuring some of the world’s most impressive gardens — Bainbridge Island is included in nearly half.

The photos are from a collection that Moyemont and his wife have been working on over the years; originally for a book, their stunning images and beauty make for great eye candy.

The gardens span the globe from France, Spain, Greece and Bainbridge Island, and are an aesthetic example of the unique craft of gardening while also showing the similarities between the far-off lands.

“It is a contrast that also shows the similarities of plants,” Moyemont said. “We are trying to show the connections between the new gardening on Bainbridge and what’s been going on in other parts of the world.”

The show will go through May, though the First Friday Art Walk will serve as the kick-off. It will also showcase a series of films Moyemont has produced that feature West Coast gardeners and the artful work they do, including one with local celebrity and gardening guru Ciscoe Morris.

“The series is called the Garden Road Show,” Moyemont said.

The show isn’t just to enlighten onlookers with the beauty of the island; Moyemont hopes to raise awareness for yet another gardening project he has on the horizon.

He is currently seeking grants and other support to film a documentary about English gardener Will Giles, who Moyemont said is on the cutting edge of the gardening scene.

Moyemont’s work can be seen at www.mesogeogarden.com.

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