Cove Garden Nursery will once again be hosting our Easter Sunday Arts & Craft Market showcasing a whole range of local hand-made arts & crafts. Stalls include jewellery, fused and blown glass, pottery, textiles, wood craft, vintage china, ironmongery, cup-cakes and handmade chocolates, organic meat and more! Alongside our extensive plant range it’s a great way to spend an Easter Sunday finding inspiration for your home and garden, whilst supporting local craft businesses. Wicked Willows will be working on site and you can come and meet the willow dragon! Entry to the Craft Fair is FREE!
We will be holding our Festive Fair on Sunday 9th December 2012. Its a great time to shop for some hand made presents and pick up your freshly cut Christmas Tree at the same time. We will also be serving Mulled Wine and Mince Pies to warm you up! Some pitches are still available so send us an email for details…
Its that time of the year again, the Mid Devon show is upon us! Here is a sneak preview of our stand, the theme this year is ‘Seed to Feed’, it’s always a challenge to come up with new ideas and beautiful plants but think it looks OK, in fact the whole marquee is looking very colourful with the Tiverton Flower Club floral arrangements and the display put on by Tiverton Garden Club. There is plenty to do at the show, a packed craft marquee and of course all the usual fur and feather and rural skills. So come in and see us!
Monday saw the people of Bampton coming together to plant up the public areas and hang the baskets. It was a really busy afternoon and everyone got involved. Am really looking forward to seeing the plants flourish and put Bampton back on the floral map. Click on the link to Bamptons Web Site for pictures. http://www.bampton.org.uk/bigplant.html
Joolz and Woody of Wicked Willow have been very busy the last few months making sculptures for a year long exhibition at National Trust Knightshayes. This is going to be an amazing opportunity for them and a really special setting to appreciate their work. Whilst you’ll have to go and see what amazing creations they have come up with here is a taster with Joolz’ rather splendid ‘Cheval’. The exhibition begins at the beginning of April but check with Knightshayes for opening times.
Who thinks their mum is a star? Why not show her by giving her a handmade glass star for Mothers Day? It can be made to any colour scheme you require just get in touch and we could come to some arrangement. We also have bunting or these cute little keyrings amongst other craft ideas. Of course you could treat her to some plants but if you are really stuck for ideas we do supply the National Garden Scheme gift vouchers!
Cove Garden Nursery will be hosting a Festive Craft Market on Sunday 11th Dec 10 till 4. Joolz of Wicked Willows will be holding Kids Craft Workshops, we will be serving mulled wine and minced pies and there will be some beautiful individual crafts for any last minute shopping! Our Christmas trees start arriving in the next few days so you can pick up your tree while you are here! There is still space for crafters so get in touch if you would like a pitch.
Devon Open Studios runs for two weeks in September and is where you get to have a nose around artist studios and workshops all over the county! There are hundreds of artists opening their doors and it really is worth having a look at all the creative talent out there. We are always open here but please do come and have a look at the new work I have been making. For details of artists exhibiting in your area check out www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk
Other news: we now have spring flowering bulbs for planting up now. Also as the summer blooms start to fade we now have autumn/winter bedding packs of cheery pansies and violas amongst others to brighten up a gloomy day!
Well midsummer has been and gone and the rush for bedding and basket plants has slowed down. We still have some hanging baskets left so if you haven’t done them yet come and see us, they are looking beautiful!
We are also getting ready for the Mid Devon show next weekend which we are hoping will be as successful as last year. Its a real chance for us to get creative with the plants and do something different! We will be in the Flower and Garden Marquee again so come and see us! Joolz of Wicked Willows will be there too and she has created something spectacular! I have posted last years display below.
Other news: at some point this summer we might be able to barbeque so let me remind you that we stock the amazing Bulworthy Project charcoal which is made locally, its the best charcoal ever, no chemicals and burns really well. Also if you are noticing bare patches on your lawn but don’t want to buy a whole box of grass seed we now sell loose practical lawn seed from Kings seeds, so if you just want a handful come and see us! One last thing! We now have our own Facebook page so search for Cove Garden Nursery and come and like us!