Draw your own ‘Flowers at Hill Garden’ by Victor Inman (1964)

Flowers at Hill Garden, Victor Inman (1964) © Burgh House

by Eleanor Mulkeen-Parker

‘Flowers at Hill Garden’ (1964) is a photograph taken by Victor Inman that is now in the Burgh House collection. Hill Garden is a formal Arts and Crafts Garden located in Hampstead Heath.

Follow these simple steps to draw your very own version of Inman’s magical photograph!

You will need:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Colouring materials e.g. crayons or felt tip pens


  • Start by marking the out the outlines of the flower beds in pencil.
  • Add further away details of the bushes.
  • Outline the background trees, imagine them like fluffy clouds.
  • Draw horizontal lines for the steps.
  • Lightly mark out areas where you want to add different flowers.
  • Start adding colour and experiment with different kinds of marks to give the impression of different flowers, e.g.:
  • Finish colouring in the different sections.
  • Optional: Outline with pen to make the details pop out.

We would love to see what you come up with! Tag us in your creations @burghhouse1704 and @eleanormcreates.

Text and images © Eleanor Mulkeen-Parker

Burgh House
New End Square
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