INSPIRATION











"Glorious, golden Weardale hay meadows, glowing with the rainbow colours of a million wildflowers and brimming with buzzing bees and basking butterflies..."
Amanda Willoughby
(Copyright 2010)






















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MARSH, MEADOW, MINE, MOOR
AND METROPOLIS

A Celebration of Plants and their Habitats!


MARSH
The restoration of the Beckingham Marshes Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire was the inspiration for a marsh plant alphabet.
See CONSERVATION page!
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D is for Dactylis glomerata
L is for Lapsana communis

Illustrations by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2015)




MEADOW


Page from A Weardale Calendar
Concept, design and illustrations by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2010)






MINE
"There is beauty in industrial decline at Hemingfield Colliery, where plants colonise the crumbly, concrete winding headgear and the dank, dripping darkness of the pumping shaft...
and at old lead mines in the North Pennines and the Peak District, tiny flowers peek through rocks in lunar landscapes..."

Amanda Willoughby
(Copyright 2015)
See ABOUT and EXHIBITIONS pages for more!


Mountain Pansy Viola lutea
Illustration by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2015)





MOOR
"The North Pennines, where I lived for four years and watched the changing seasons, the fluttering larks, the soaring herons, the calling lapwings, the River Wear laughing and gurgling through the valley... and the foxglove- and heather-clad moors of the Peak District...
have both inspired my work."

Amanda Willoughby (Copyright 2010)
See HOME and EXHIBITIONS pages for more.

Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Illustration by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2000)



METROPOLIS
Sheffield's wastelands and pavements, where "vivid, scarlet poppies and exquisite, spiralling plantains" thrive amidst the rubbish and rubble, were the inspiration for Plants of the Urban Wasteland and Plants in the City Pavement.
See EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS pages.

Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Concept, design and illustration by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 1997)










...a jubilant jamboree of plants jostling and thronging, revelling in their vibrant beauty and flaunting their summer splendour with abandon and joy!"
Amanda Willoughby
(Copyright 2010)
























MARSH, MEADOW, MINE, MOOR AND METROPOLIS
Concept, design and all illustrations by Amanda Willoughby (Copyright 1997 to 2018)