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Goldfinch on Teasel Garden Stem featured in Country Living!Our Goldfinch on Teasel Garden Stem has been featured within the September 2023 edition of Country Living! Read more...
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023: A year of firsts…RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 saw a number of firsts in the prestigious Flower Show’s history…Read our blog post!
Over £2,000 raised for 5 charities in 2022! Art for Charity fundraising updateWe are very proud to announce that, with your ongoing support, we have raised over £2,000 for five charities throughout 2022! Read more.
A look back on 2022... And plans for 2023!Whilst planning for 2023 we've had the opportunity to look back on 2022, not something we often get the chance to do whilst in the thick of it. And what a year it was!
Stop all the Locks - A Poem about River PollutionFollowing on from a recent presentation by Windrush Against Sewage Pollution (W.A.S.P.), Tony was inspired to write Stop All the Locks - A Poem about River Pollution. Watch and listen to Tony's poem, set to music by Nick Hooper, here.
Public Art Project: Willow Leaf Bench in Stonesfield, West OxfordshireThis bench was commissioned by Stonesfield Parish Council as a functional art piece. An original concept by Genny, the willow leaf measures 2.4 metres in length. Overlooking the Evenlode valley, it features a local stretch of the winding River Evenlode, a tributary of the River Thames. Also included are lines from Hillaire Belloc's poem The Evenlode.
- Jess Huband
"Best Buy": Our Wren was featured in My Weekly!Our Wren bird silhouette has been chosen as the "Best Buy" of the "Bring Art to Your Garden" section of My Weekly magazine (No. 5640, Aug 30 - Sep 6, 2022).
RHS Chelsea 2022: Our stand's plantingWe've had lots of lovely compliments and questions about the planting on our stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. Designed, supplied and installed by Shaun Beale and his colleagues (Ben and Mandie) at Longstock Park Landscapes & Nursery (Leckford Estate), here's some close-up photos and a little more detail on some of the plants featured.
'The Dene' Wildflower Meadow Restoration ProjectWe live and work in a cottage called 'Dene Edge' in Stonesfield, a village in West Oxfordshire, with the field behind our home and studio being called 'The Dene'. We have recently leased 'The Dene' from the Blenheim Estate for an initial period of 5 years with the aim of restoring the biodiversity of this 1.4 acres of grassland, to bring back the wild flowers, butterflies, bees and other invertebrates. Wild flower meadows are one of the rarest habitats in the UK and we have lost 97% of our wild flower meadows since the 1930s.
- Genny Early
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'The Longstock Way' Showcase Garden at BBC Gardeners' World Spring FairAt the BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair at Beaulieu in April we were delighted to collaborate with Shaun Beale, Nursery & Landscape Manager at Longstock Park Landscapes (part of the Waitrose & Partners Farm on the Leckford Estate), on 'The Longstock Way' Showcase Garden. Read more...
- Jess Huband
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