‘Does Happiness Grow on Trees?’ showcases artwork created by local people for the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s competition, which asked entrants to create something in response to how being in nature makes them feel. There were more than 70 entries from across the county, from pre-school children through to adults in their 80s.

The competition is part of the Nature and Wellbeing Project, funded by Public Health in Somerset. The project works in partnership with three Area’s of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset – the Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown Hills. Their work involves supporting people, who may face barriers to engaging and connecting with natural landscapes and local wildlife, to access and enjoy all that Somerset has to offer. They recognise the incredible benefits that these important connections with nature can provide in terms of our mental and physical wellbeing.

Artwork by four year old Ezra.

Wild Somerset

Does Happiness Grow on Trees? is part of a summer of exhibitions, events and activities at the Museum of Somerset where visitors can explore more about the natural world #WildSomerset

Why not also visit ‘Wild Hares and Hummingbirds,‘ a multi-sensory, interactive exhibition for families based on the book by Stephen Moss.

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Dates and locations

The Museum of Somerset
  • Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 9th November 2019