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.

Meze

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.

More in Life

Special concert features chamber music

The Beau Quartet will perform an evening of viola quintets of Mozart,… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula-set novella trio author to visit

Award-winning Pacific Northwest scribe Peter Donahue will visit Eagle Harbor Book Company… Continue reading

Island scribe among scary stars in ‘Best of’ collection

Luciano Marano’s short story “Burnt” was included in the recently published anthology… Continue reading

BHS grad receives repeat Tony nods

Bainbridge High School graduate David Zinn, Class of ’87, is once again… Continue reading

Illustrated encouragement: New Northwest guidebook helps you explore the NW like a local

The days are getting warmer and longer, and restless energy, pent up… Continue reading

Island duo unite for special Space Craft show

Hometown musicians Wes Corbett and Simon Chrisman will return to Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Author of golf legend’s bio to visit Winslow shop

Jeff Benedict, author of the new biography “Tiger Woods,” will visit Eagle… Continue reading

Debbie MacLeod joins BPA as development director

Bainbridge Performing Arts recently announced the addition of Debbie MacLeod as the… Continue reading

Movies for mom: Review culture writer picks flicks to screen on Mom’s big day

In the words of Eric “The Crow” Draven: “Mother is the name… Continue reading

Most Read