Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Doddington Hall Gardens

We will be using the gardens at Doddington Hall as inspiration for some new work.

The inspiration day is on Saturday 1st March. The cost will be £5 and you need to book in advance (email Janet Taylor)

The aim of the day is to provide inspiration for you to produce some work on the theme of ‘gardens’ to go towards an exhibition in 2009. Please note that Doddington Hall is not open to the public on the day and access to the house is NOT included.

10.00 - Arrive - a cup of coffee and run through the plan for the day
10.30 - Brief history of the gardens followed by tour of the gardens
12.00 - Lunch in the cafe
Afternoon - on your own, gathering ideas and inspiration in the garden - drawing, photos, etc. Help will be available if you need it.
15.00 - Meet up again - tea & cake - talk about taking ideas forward
16.00 - Depart

We will have access to a shelter in the Kitchen Garden, which has tables and chairs.

It will be advisable to wrap up warm!

There are six acres of gardens including the walled kitchen garden and knot gardens. When we visit the snowdrops should be at their best. You will be able to purchase a season ticket for the gardens for £10 instead of the usual price of £15, this will allow you as many visits as you wish through the year.

For more information have a look at their website http://www.doddingtonhall.com/

"In the Garden"

There's a couple of exhibitions at Trentham Gardens, Stoke on Trent, that you might be interested in.

Quilts in the Garden 4-6 April

Embroidery in the Garden 20-22 June

Tickets cost £7 (seniors £6)

Website for more info www.mqexhibitions.co.uk