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"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 Beckingham Marshes Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire.
Please see CONSERVATION page for more!

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D is for Dactylis glomerata
L is for Lapsana communis

Concept, design and illustration by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2015)





MEADOW

Walks through North Pennines hay meadows.



Page from
A Weardale Calendar
Design and illustration by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2010)





MINE

The beauty of industrial decline at Hemingfield Colliery in South Yorkshire and the old, abandoned lead mines of the North Pennines and the Peak District...
"...where plants colonise the crumbly, concrete winding headgear and the dank, dripping darkness of the pumping shaft and tiny flowers peek through rocks in lunar landscapes."
Amanda Willoughby
(Copyright 2015)

See ABOUT and EXHIBITIONS for more!



Mountain Pansy Viola lutea
Illustration by
Amanda Willoughby

(Copyright 2015)





MOOR

The foxglove- and heather-clad moors of the Peak District and the isolated North Pennines fells...
"...where, for four years, I watched the changing seasons, the fluttering larks, the soaring herons, the calling lapwings and the River Wear sparkling through the valley."
Amanda Willoughby
(Copyright 2010)

See HOME and EXHIBITIONS 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.

Please see EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS pages.

Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
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)






























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design and construction by
Amanda Willoughby
2019