To make up for a week of the same thing on my blog there are a lot of pictures in this post.
(If you click on the picture it will take you to flickr where you can click ‘All sizes’ for a closer look.)
Despite what the weather man said we had a lovely weekend at ‘Art and Garden 2008’
Saturday was cool and the breeze was a bit of a problem blowing things off the shelves.
My stall was a bit untidy, but very colourful I think. You might recognise a few things here!
There were a lot of spaces at the end of the event.
Here are my first visitors. Isn’t it a lovely photograph?
Jo reads this blog, (Hello Jo) and it was great to see a real live reader in the flesh!
We had a short shower in the afternoon but Sunday was sunny and quite warm.
Here are some pictures to try to convey the atmosphere.
The weather has been cold,so the garden is a bit behind but that gave us sight of things that have usually finished by June.
Its a magical garden with secret places and winding paths, and heavenly fragrance from a beautiful rose rambling over a folly
Here’s a lily pad..
And here’s the frog, on its way ...(its only a baby!)
A quiet corner for contemplation
Here are just a few of the many exhibitors.
Mary Campbell with beautiful Collagraphs of Religious Processions in Spain, and below, Margaret Evans Fisher who does Landscapes with textured edges.
Mary Holden (who was my City and Guilds Tutor for Part I)with embroideries
Janet Park Stefan with her Batik paintings, wearing one of my brooches!
There were ceramics dotted around the garden, by Jean Bideau,
And all the time the sound of the river.
This young man was having a well earned break from his duties on the gate. The previous night he and his friend had a swim here!
There were marquees all around the garden and some exhibitors were lucky enough to be in the conservatory which has a large platform over the river.
Plant sales here:
And tea and cakes with friends here.
My other half (with the sun in his eyes-he does smile occasionally!) and our friend Barbara
Is that enough information?
I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend in June.