MUSE: POLLY NICHOLSON - ATELIER AUGE

Name: Polly Nicholson

Job: Flower grower and florist

Website: www.baytunflowers.co.uk

Instagram: @bayntunflowers

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Current Colour Obsession: Edward Bulmer paint ‘Lilac Pink’ 

What is your favourite

Song of the moment:

The Disney Pixar Lava theme song by Jim Murphy

Song of all time:

Nanci Griffith with James Hooker Going back to Georgia, Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe, Dolly Parton Jolene

Fiction:

I’m about to finish The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, I want it to be longer

Non Fiction:

Flames and Feathers: English Florists’ Tulips by the Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society, it’s my go-to historic tulip reference book

Recipe Book:

Mary Berry’s Complete Aga Cookbook

Film:

Little Miss Sunshine

Documentary:

Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock

Exhibition of late:

200 Kinds of Green, the Botanical Art of Franz and Ferdinand Bauer at Teylers Museum in Haarlem

Piece of Advice:

It doesn’t matter if you don’t sleep, you’ll just have some extra adrenalin and perform better tomorrow

Garden to visit:

Babylonstoren in South Africa, The High Line in New York, Rousham in England

Place to stay:

Vamizi Island, Mozambique

People who inspire you:

My husband Ed, Anna Pavord, Arne Maynard

Favourite Painting:

Any of the flower still lifes by Rachel Ruysch, mother of 10, Court painter and lottery winner who worked until the age of 83

Scent:

Figuier by Diptyque

Museum:

Hortus Bulborum in Limmen, or the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford

Restaurant:

The Ruin, Tresco and I’m liking the Barrafina chain in London

Instagram accounts:

@shaneconnolly @brittwilldyer @thegardenmuseum @tmagazine

Podcast:

I’m more of a radio listener, anything between BBC Radio 2 - 4 depending on the time of day

Snack Food:

Dr. Karg emmental and pumpkin seed crispbread

Bayntun Flowers

Current obsession: Cleaning and sorting all my historic tulips. Historic tulips seem to be an ongoing current obsession in fact