Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Charleston's Mini Garden Festival - 31 March - 3 April

Charleston's first mini Garden Festival celebrates the inspiring nature of the Charleston garden and takes place between 31 March – 3 April. The four day festival offers talks from gardeners such as Dan Pearson, as well as workshops including Painting in the Charleston Garden, Dig It and Contemporary Spring Cut Flowers.

Charleston's new What's On at Charleston Spring / Summer 2011 programme is also bursting with fresh ideas. Explore creative Workshops at Charleston to develop blossoming new skills. Try your hand at a variety of contemporary crafts from Patchwork Quilts and Mosaics to the delicate art of Flower Power Crochet.

A host of expert tutors are part of the season, including artists Tom Benjamin and Sophie Coryndon. Charleston has long been a source of inspiration to artists, designers and crafts people. The recent resurgence in contemporary crafts has seen several high profile designers site the uniquely decorated interiors of the house as a key influence. Charleston and the South Downs landscape, in which the house sits, form the backdrop of this series of events.

A full list of the Creative Workshop progamme can be found here.

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