If you are looking for a great day out in Hampshire this summer, why not visit the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at Romsey?
From 5-15 August 2021, there will be even more than the glorious plants and arboretum to tempt you to the Hillier Gardens, as the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen will be exhibiting and selling an array of unique, quality art and craft pieces in the Visitor Pavilion, near the gardens’ reception area. It is free to enter the exhibition.
A total of 13 members of the Wessex Guild will show artistic gifts and homewares, including: stained glass (Linda Banks), textiles (Sheila Barrow; Helen Murchie; Elizabeth Saunders); pottery and ceramic sculpture (Jo Berryman; Ashley James); fused glass (Dorothy Borland); basketmaking (Louise Brown); pen making (Ron Caddy); original paintings and drawings (Karen Frampton; Vicki Hunt; Wendy Smith), and leather work (Deanna Hilton).
Some will be demonstrating their crafts during the exhibition and will be happy to talk to you about their processes.
Visitors can select items from different stalls and pay for them together at the sales table.
The Hillier Gardens boast 180 acres stocked with specimen trees and shrubs from around the world. They are designed to provide year-round interest, so there is something outstanding to see whenever you visit.
There are lots of areas designed for children to explore, picnic tables, plus a cafe and the plant centre, so there is plenty to see that will make it a great day out in Hampshire.
The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen Exhibition is at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA, from Thursday 5 August to Sunday 15 August 2021, inclusive. Open 10am-5pm (3pm on the last day). Click here to see a map.