Stevenage Old Town Open Gardens

Fern imprint in porcelain with red iron oxide

Fern imprint in porcelain with red iron oxide

Here’s some news of another event I’m doing over the summer. Based around the historic Old Town of Stevenage and Holy Trinity Church, gardens are being opened up to the public to raise funds for the British Red Cross.

After taking part in the wonderful Christmas Tree Festival at Christmas, I was invited back to run a stall at Stevenage Old Town Open Gardens.

Gardens open for the event will range from a cottage garden to one designed by a five times Chelsea Gold Medal winner. Many contain interesting features such as pergolas, fruit and specimen trees, ponds, herbaceous borders, and even one with Belgian mechanical organs providing musical entertainment!

Given the large number of people who will be at this event with a love of gardening and plants, I’m planning on selling a sample of my recent work which has been inspired by local flora.

Activities on the day will include:

  • hog roast
  • refreshments at Holy Trinity Church
  • flower festival (Saturday and Sunday)
  • plants by Janet Hall
  • music by Mosaic Orchestra
  • Trinity Choir
  • historic bath house open near Church
  • pottery by Jo Atherton, potter, Digswell Arts Trust (that’s me!)

I will be donating a proportion of my sales to both the British Red Cross and Holy Trinity Church.

Come along on Saturday 1st July 2012 from 1pm to 5pm. More details are available on the Red Cross website.

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