The P Stands for Painting

For those members of the Pembroke-King’s Programme with an artistic streak, one of the must-do activities is the painting trip to Clare College Gardens.

Why Clare College? Because the Fellows’ Gardens were designed by Nevill Willmer, a keen painter and a studier of the theory of human perception. The garden was a tool he used to illustrate to guests how colours changed depending on the time of day that they were viewed.

The vividness of the colours available and the painstaking care with which Willmer designed the gardens make the area a beautiful spot for artists to visit and try to capture.

It helps that Clare College’s Fellows Gardens are the only Fellows Gardens in Cambridge that are even occasionally open to the public.



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