Cedar Seed by Tom Sargeant

Cedar Seed by Tom Sargeant


This piece, made of Purbeck Green Marble with an Oak plinth, references the famed Cedar of Lebanon trees that were planted in the Chelsea Physic Garden in the 1680s. The stone is inscribed with a quote from Muriel Stuart’s poem ‘The seed shop’. ‘A cedar in this narrow cell is thrust, that will drink deeply of a century’s streams.


16 artists were invited to the Chelsea Physic Garden to acquaint them with the unique, historic garden. They responded to the Gardens’ 2018 theme of ‘Beverages Bubbles and Brews’ with proposals for standing stones and sculptures, sundials and ornaments with witty and wise inscriptions of poetry, drinking songs and recipes. 

Inspired by the myriad of plants that are the ingredients in teas and tisanes, wines, cordials, beers and herbal brews, ‘An Elixir of Letters’ slakes  the thirst of art lovers and gardening enthusiasts alike.

The exhibition occupies spaces throughout Chelsea Physic Garden from May to October 2018.

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