We warmly invite you to approach Gardening through Drawing and Drawing through Gardening—a series of free, joyful, creative, restorative and educative events.


The Gardening Drawing Club offers opportunities for adults and children in Britain to explore the relations between arts and horticulture. These free events, held monthly in various locations, provide a platform for workshops, talks, and experiences. By advocating for veganic gardening methods, The Gardening Drawing Club promotes gentleness and compassion while supporting seed sovereignty, racial, climate and land justice and reparation, biodiversity, and animal liberation.


The Gardening Drawing Club's practice is informed by permaculture, deep ecology and natural farming. It is part of the independent artist initiative Poetic Pastel. TGDC is a not-for-profit art project founded in 2021 by artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

Many thanks to the following venues for welcoming and supporting The Gardening Drawing Club;

Camden Art Centre, London
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Bow Arts, London
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire.
Babylon Flowers, Rural Oxfordshire
OmVed Gardens, London
Henley Public Library, Henley-on Thames
Old Fire Station, Oxford
Artsadmin, London
RHS Lindley Library, London
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, London
Watlington Methodist Church, Rural Oxfordshire
Tenderbooks, London
HOME, London
Garden Museum, London
Library Garden, London
Community Centre of Gurdwara Karamsar, Ilford
Phytology Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London
Lewisham Arthouse, London
The Secret Garden, Brighton
edibleculture, Faversham
The Undercroft Watlington, Rural Oxfordshire

Read More

Growing Compassion with The Gardening Drawing Club on The Lissome Magazine  - written by Reeme Idris.

All photographs by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck & Jatinder Singh Durhailay.

Drawings shared with the approval of participants to The Gardening Drawing Club.