Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘plant fair’ Category

paulcoxpaperboat3

On the High Seas

We are very much looking forward to the quirky sculptor Paul Cox coming to our garden this summer . And to kick start his season , he is  joining us for our Little Paper House on the Prairie event and shall be bringing some very large paper boats to float on our ponds and across the grassy swathes.. The seas will lap our shores !

paulcoximage3

Who is he and what does he do?

Paul is an award winning sculptor specialising in mixed Media construction. He was awarded the Henry Moore scholarship to study postgraduate sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools, London. His sculptural work is represented internationally in public and private collections.

Paul lives and works in the South-east where he runs a workshop that produces his one off sculptural work and a range of affordable unique items for home and garden . Paul sells his affordable range directly to the public at craft fairs, art markets, open houses and gardens.

paulcoximage11

He will be exhibiting in our garden throughout the summer and autumn and at our unusual plant and art fair on 31st august ! From larger commissioned pieces to smaller sized garden stakes and individual decorative pieces you can be sure you will be amused and captivated

paulcoximage7

What other people say….

“The art world has been accused of taking itself to seriously, so its refreshing to discover an artist whose work has a tongue in cheek approach”.

paulcoximage1

Sussex Life Magazine

“Art should provoke emotions and enrich our lives and Paul offers sculpture with an undeniable boyish charm that is infectious. It is impossible not to smile at, or interact with, his idiosyncratic style. paul’s sculpture thrives on a sense of play, but his work should not be regarded as a novelty. He is a dedicated artist who consciously chooses not to take himself to seriously, providing a breath of fresh air to the contemporary art market”.

Nicolas Toovey 2012

Read More about Paul Cox and see more images of his work on his website www.paul-cox.co.uk.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

plantfairfourplantfairmainimageThe Fair is a comin’ hurtling straight towards us on Sunday 1st September 2013 and its a big one.

fairdaisyrootsWho is Coming for Plants ?

From the plant world we have handpicked the best in specialist plant nurseries : Blueleaf Plants,Brighton Plants,Charleshurst,Daisy Roots,Desirable Plants,Diane Cole Hardy Plants,Dysons Nurseries, Hardys Cottage Garden Plants, Herbal Haven, Eastcroft Roses, Longacre,Ockley Court, Madrona, Pennard Plants,Phoenix Perennials, Pineview, Plant Base,Scarecrow Plants, Nymans,Sweetbriar, Plant Specialist, Usual & Unusual , Wild Flower Lawn and Meadows, Rose Cottage , Chris Ghyselen, Swallowfields,Little Omenden Farm ,Swallowfields,Kevin Hughes, King Johns , Plant Heritage, Rapkyns, Decoy, The Garden House , Fat Plants and Borde Hill

jilltattersallimage12And on the Arts Side ?

Adele Scantlebury,Alison Chesman & Jose Heasman,Bev Burt,Chris Burchell Collins, Coalshed Pottery,Colleen Vaux,Dave Unsted,DC Designer Jewellery,Dragonfly Glass Art,Fibreactive,Ewan Rogers carpentery,The Luddite,Janet Mitchell,Janine Creaye,Louise Durham,Lou Johns Sculptor,Michele Carnie,Pamela Holmes, Pauline Findlay,Driftline,Rowdy & fancy Chocolate, Tom Critchley, Sue Petty,Terrapot,Terry Guile, Saxon Stickmakes, Holly Bell, Glassfollies, Jackie Sweet,Wellgreen Lewes,Cathy Hart, Anne Kelly, Si Uwins, Carol Wagstaff , Jill Tattersall, Miranda Ellis  and Tom Smith.

plantfairrobinand the countryside interest is provided by :

Butterfly Conservation Sussex,Sussex Gardens Trust, and Sussex Wildlife Trust.

plantfairpicnicWhat more could you be asking for except wonderful homemade cakes, teas , coffees from our teashop and a mouth watering line up of refreshments from the catering tent including those succulent mouthwatering Shetland lamb burgers , warming homemade soup and ploughmans rolls.We’ve got everything for you !

Directions how to find us – on the website.www.sussexprairies.co.uk. but there will be pink buffalos to guide you all the way ! Read more about it on the Sussex Prairies website including much more detail about all the exhibitors and links to their websites.

Read Full Post »

We are nearly there and the countdown has begun : On Sunday 2nd September 2012 (from 11am until 5pm ) a rare collection of exciting nurseries, artists and crafts people will be coming together in the Sussex Prairie garden bringing a great selection of unusual plants and beautiful pieces for you to buy.

A great chance to source some amazing plants and art works for you, your house, your garden and your larder.

We shall be featuring among others the following specialist nurseries :the wonderful Dutch nurseryman Coen Janssen ,Madrona, Edulis, Usual and Unusual Plants, Chris Ghyselen, persicaria breeder, from Belgium, Nymans , Rose Cottage Plants with their bulbs , The Plant Specialist, Daisy Roots, Dysons Nursery, Brighton Plants, Plantbase,Kevin Hughes Plants,Colin Reader with his wildflower meadow seeds and Pineview Plants .

Talented artists and crafts people will be joining us to showcase their work such as the following  : Fiveways artists, Chris Burchell Collins , Si Uwins, Circus Kinetica, Tom Smith ,Jill Tattersall, Barbara Collins, Terrapot,Jackie Sweet willow weaver , Janine Creaye,Sarah Smith and Ken Jaquiery,kate Osborne, Carol Wagstaff , Dave Unsted, Moore Designs , Coalshed pottery ,The Luddite with beautiful reconditioned garden tools and  Michael Ristic  among others.

And for the first time we shall be showcasing some super food suppliers to tempt your taste buds! Such as the wonderful handmade chocolates from Rowdy and Fancys, delicious provsions from Strata and Real Bread from The Real Patisserie!

           Set within the sumptuous naturalistic garden of Sussex Prairies, visitors to the Fair will also be treated to the impressive structural splendours of the architectural grasses in their romantic drifts and the layers of sensual textural planting abounding in this landscape. At this time of year of course, the late perennials and particularly the asters will be at their bold, romantic best!

If you would like more information about the fair, or to talk to Paul or Pauline please call us on 01273 495902 or email usEmail: morlandsfarm@btinternet.com website: www.sussexprairies.co.uk

Read Full Post »