Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
It’s been the hottest March, the wettest Apriland until this week, we we’re heading for the coolest May on record. These unseasonable patterns in our weather are a major headache for gardeners everywhere. There’s lots of green but few blooms and even the vegetable plot is way behind schedule. But if you want to see flowers and gardens in all their glory, then you should visit the Mariana-Art Gallery in St. Briavels (1st and 10th June) where the walls of the gallery will be adorned with beautiful specimens of flowers whatever the weather, for her summer exhibition “Blooming Gardens.”
Professional Artist, Mariana Robinson will be presenting her own work alongside that of botanical artists Gillian Horsfield and flower artist Fiona Miles as well as garden sculptures and stoneware by Paul Jones.
The GalleryGardenwill also be forming part of the St. Briavels Annual Open Gardens Day, an annual event to raise funds for local charities, including St. Briavles Church, on Saturday 2nd June, so paintbrushes and trowels have been whizzing around in a bit of blur recently! Mariana has brought painting and gardening together by painting some wonderful oversized Hollyhocks on her shed door which will “bloom” now right through the winter months.
There will also be hand-made silver jewellery by Blakeney artist Debbie Aldecoa; stoneware by Sarah D’Arcy and Earthenware by Tanya Aplin as well as prints, cards, St. Briavels tableware and gifts.
1 – 10 June 2012. Open 10.30 – 5.00pm daily (except Monday 4th June). Mariana-Art Gallery, East Street, St. Briavels, GL15 6TQ – Tel: 01594 530484. Free on-Street parking. Free Entry.
Open Gardens Exhibition
2nd June 2012 – In and around St. Briavels – £5 entry to see all 15 gardens. Teas & Plant sales. Start at the “Green House”, High Street.