Category: Events

Bampton Big Plant 2012

By Helen, 30/05/2012 6:57 am

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

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Wicked Willows Exhibition

By Helen, 17/03/2012 9:07 am

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.

Cheval by Joolz Doncaster

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Mothers Day Gifts

By Helen, 02/03/2012 7:38 am

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!

Glass Star

Glass Bunting

Cute Fairy Keyring

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Christmas Trees Now In!

By Helen, 30/11/2011 1:29 pm

We now have our Devon Freshly cut trees, Nordmans, Fraser Firs and Spruce which have been cut this morning, we know this because Paul was there!  A good range of sizes and also smaller pot grown trees available.  Photos to come!

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Cove Festive Craft Market 11th December 2011

By Helen, 23/11/2011 8:10 pm

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.

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Devon Open Studios

By Helen, 03/09/2011 9:58 am

Owl

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!

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Mid Devon Show 23rd July!

By Helen, 16/07/2011 1:19 pm

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!

Cove Garden Nursery stand at Mid Devon Show 2010

Hanging Baskets

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Easter Sunday Craft Market

By Helen, 23/04/2011 8:26 pm

We are currently having the hottest and driest April and Easter ever!  Which is great news for us especially this Easter Sunday when we host the Cove Arts and Crafts Market.  We have jewellers, potters, wood turners amongst others and should be a brilliant day to meet with crafters and maybe buy an original piece of work!  We will also be selling cream teas from our now green Tea Tent or maybe a nice ice cream from Langage Farm!    We will be open normal Sunday trading of 10 till 4 so come and meet the crafters!

Green Tea?!

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January Plant Sale

By Paul, 05/01/2011 8:03 pm

 

Happy New Year to our customers!   January is normally our quietest month of the year here at Cove Garden Nursery. So as an incentive we are having a Plant Sale. We have extra special offers on many plants. Many herbaceous Perennials have been reduced by as much as 50%, There’s also 50% off Herbs, 25% off selected shrubs as well as many other discounts. So January may be the ideal time to grab a bargain to replace anything lost in the recent  big freeze!

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Pictures at an Exhibition

By Helen, 18/11/2010 5:29 pm

 This is a new piece of copper foiled glass entitled ‘The Castle’.  Its inspired by Mussorgskys ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ after a call by the EMG Symphony Orchestra for Devon artists to create work inspired by a movement from it. 

The EMG will be preforming Pictures at an Exhibition at Exeter Cathedral on 25th November at 7.30  where you can view this and other artworks.  http://www.emgsymphonyorchestra.org/  for details..

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