Poppies are one of the world’s most recognisable flowers, and their common presence in crop fields has inspired a number of paintings and representations in which the bright red dominates the scene. Instead, the Falling in Love variety, which is a breed selection for ornamental purposes, has scarlet-orange, rose, pink and peach-coloured semi-double, double or picotee bicoloured blooms. Nonetheless, they share the scarlet poppy’s association with sleep, hypnosis and death, dating back to the Greeks, who associated this flower with Morpheus, the god of sleep and dreams. Later, in the 19th century, it became a favourite of the pre-Raphaelite aesthetic.
The Hepworth Wakefield Garden was designed by internationally acclaimed landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. His design draws inspiration from its unusual setting between 19th-century red-brick mills and a 21st-century art gallery, edged by the river Calder. It echoes the striking, angular shapes of the David Chipperfield-designed gallery while harnessing a naturalism that reflects Barbara Hepworth’s deep connection to the landscape.
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