I have just taken part in an open garden Sunday and Monday at East Burford House, which is part of the National Garden Scheme. I designed the poster and helped my fellow members of the One Craft Gallery create a pop-up shop in a garden room that had french windows opening up to a lovely terrace.
The weather was sunny and hot for the two days so we had loads of visitors and made plenty of sales! Liz Oliva's sun hats were particularly popular as were Rowena Kinsman's outdoor ceramic planters, sculptures etc.
The gardens at East Burford House are truly beautiful. It is a fantastic space, full of sculptures, water, terraces, different features and a huge variety of planting. There was also a secondhand book stall, plant stand and tearoom, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer.
The artwork on which the poster was based, reflected some of the plants and sculptures I had seen in the garden in previous years.
It was quite hard work, to take a selection of all our goods, and create the pop-up shop for just two days, but as well as the sales which were gratefully appreciated, we felt it was a chance to introduce ourselves to prospective customers of the future!