AN ISLE of Wight artist will exhibit her work at the Busy Bee Garden Centre in Ryde on bank holiday Monday.

Linda McArdle will display framed canvases and cactus plants — the latter of which she cultivates and photographs.

She said: "This particular Moonflower cactus plant I grow is called Epiphyllum Oxypetalum and is also known as Queen of the Night.

"It produces a flower at night around a full moon, traditionally in July but I have had flowers bloom in August and September.

"They flower for one night only and emit a pungent perfume to attract pollination by bats and giant moths."

Linda captured and photograph the opening of the flowers over a period of around two hours. A slow motion video of this captivating sequence will be displayed on a large screen at Busy Bee from 11am to 3pm on Monday.

Busy Bee Garden centre is based in Brading Road in Ryde, entry to the exhibition is free.