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Planting our dye gardens

We've started to plant our dye gardens plants. There are very few dye gardens planted in the UK so we're really excited to be creating one here at the Horniman.

Within the garden, there will be pockets of plants which produce particular colours (blues, reds, yellows, browns / blacks).

 

These three plants - Canadian Goldenrod, Henna and Indigo - produce yellow, red and blue dyes. The garden will make links to objects in our collection, explaining how dyes such as these can be used.