Hillier Gardens host Wessex Guild’s craft exhibition

8th February, 2020 | 0 comments

If you appreciate beautiful, handmade craft and take inspiration from walking in nature, a visit to the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens will be doubly worthwhile this March.

This Spring the world-renowned Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, situated near Romsey in Hampshire, will be the backdrop to a display of top quality crafts for sale from the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen.

A total of 14 members of the Guild will be taking part this year and, while each craft is different, you can be assured that the highest standards of workmanship are maintained across the exhibition.

A mix of quality crafts

Crafts showing this time include woodturning (Ron Caddy, Richard Stapley), basketry (Louise Brown), stained glass (Linda Banks), painting (Karen Frampton), textiles (Sheila Barrow, Deanna Hilton, Helen Murchie, Elizabeth Saunders), fused glass (Dorothy Borland), jewellery (Bridget Bradshaw) and ceramics, including pottery (Jo Berryman), painted ceramics (Susan Ware) and sculptures (Ashley James).

Contemporary artwork

Come along to see some unique, handmade gifts and homewares, and chat to the makers about their design and making processes. With Spring in the air and Easter round the corner, there will be seasonal decorations and artworks on show to tempt all budgets.  

While the event is on for 10 days (from 20-29th March), please note that six of the craftspeople will be exhibiting for only half of the time. After the first five days, Linda Banks, Sheila Barrow and Bridget Bradshaw will take over from Susan Ware, Jo Berryman and Elizabeth Saunders.

The display will take place in the exhibition space located next to the Gardens’ reception area, and has free entry. It is open from 10am to 4pm daily, and 10am to 3pm on the last day. Visitors can select items from different stalls and pay for them together at the sales table.

The Hilliers experience

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 and do during a day out.

Please see the Events listing for the full address and map. We look forward to meeting you.

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