We're just packing up ready to head to the 2017 Garden Show at Stansted Park.
It's this weekend - starting on Friday 9th June until Sunday 11th June and it's fair to say that we're rather looking forward to it.
The venue is Stansted House near Emsworth, set in 1750 acres of fabulous gardens and woodland. As well as an amazing collection of paintings and treasures in the house itself, the venue also boasts a stunning arboretum and a beautiful little chapel. There is of course a brilliant cafe, and the Stansted Park Farmshop too - and there’s a wonderful maze with a kilometre of hedge to get lost in - so it’s a great place to visit even when the Garden Show isn’t in full swing.
A visit to the Stansted Garden Show is a fantastic way to get some inspiration for your garden.
With a huge collection of stands from artisan designers and makers, specialist plant nurseries, garden architects and craftspeople - there’ll be plenty of ideas for planting, garden buildings, water features and for unique additions to your outside space.
There will also be plenty of horticultural experts milling around and offering advice plus lots of crafts and projects you can try with kids - not to mention tons of foodie stalls with delicious treats to try and buy. You can find out more at www.thegardenshowonline.com.
We’re going to be showcasing one of our favourite recent Shepherd’s Hut restoration projects at the Garden Show.
It’s the oldest hut we’ve ever worked on and it dates back to 1850. Originally built by Andover Shepherd’s Hut makers Taskers and Co, The Garden Show is its official unveiling and we’re hoping that it will catch someone’s eye as it’s now for sale. We’ve restored this wonderful Shepherd’s Hut and given it a new lease of life so we’re looking forward to seeing it sitting in the glorious grounds of Stansted House - and we’re hoping to showing plenty of people round it.
As well as our Shepherd’s Hut, we’ll be talking about all of our other projects - building outhouses, creating workspaces and constructing furniture and details for a myriad of purposes. We’re looking forward to a good chat with other like-minded stallholders too.
A Fourpenny Workshop exhibit wouldn’t be complete without a selection of our characterful Mini Shepherd’s Huts.
We’ll have plenty of different styles to choose from and we’ll be selling them at Stansted Garden Fair at a very special exclusive show price of just £100!
So not only can you have a lovely day wandering around the gardens, you can pick up gardening tips, get garden inspiration, see our oldest ever Shepherd’s Hut and bag yourself a mini piece of original Fourpenny art. We think that gives you plenty of great reasons to come along to the Garden Show at Stansted this weekend.
Hopefully we’ll see you there - we’ll be the ones with the Shepherd’s Hut so make sure you pop over for a chat.