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June 17 2013

Utterby Garden and Sculpture Trail First Weekend

More than 500 visitors visited the Utterby Garden and Sculpture Trail on its opening weekend.

The event, organised by the Utterby History Group in conjunction with The Ropewalk, aims to raise funds for the village church, St Andrew's to enable the 14th century, Grade 2 listed building to become more of a community centre.

Continuing until Sunday, June 23, there are three very different gardens - Moat Farm, The Paddock and The Manor House - which are housing sculpture by around 30 artists. Art work will also be displayed in St Andrew’s Church. Some of the artists will be at work demonstrating their skills in the craft marquee which will be sited on the tennis lawn of the Manor House.

The entrance and sales tent is outside the church while refreshments in aid of church funds will be served inside St Andrew’s itself. In addition there will also be plants for sale at The Paddock, again in aid of church funds. The Trail is open from 11am to 4pm daily and the admission charge, to include a catalogue, is £4 for adults with under 16s admitted free of charge.


Utterby Garden and Sculpture Trail

May 29 2013

A new event is being held in the picturesque Lincolnshire village of Utterby to raise funds for its parish church, St Andrew’s.

The Utterby Garden and Sculptures Trail, which takes place from Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 23, has been organised by the Utterby Heritage Group in conjunction with the Barton upon Humber arts centre, The Ropewalk.

The event is taking place in the gardens of Moat Farm, The Paddock, and The Manor House, Church Lane, and is the latest in a calendar of fund-raising events organised by the Heritage Group with the aim of funding much needed repair work, particularly to the tower, restoring the churchyard and installing toilet and kitchen facilties to enable the 14 th century, Grade 2 listed building to become much more of a community centre.

“Within the last year we have held a summer concert with the renowned Bachelors starring, a very successful open air jazz lunch, various lectures, and most noteworthy of all, a Christmas Tree festival and concert when the church was filled with forty decorated trees,” said Roger Staniforth, chair of the Utterby Heritage Group

“This event combines the best in contemporary sculpture set in three very different private gardens offering the public the opportunity to view sculpture in a domestic setting,” he continued.

Around 30 artists will be taking part in the event and as well as exhibiting their work some of the artists will be at work demonstrating their skills in the craft marquee which will be sited on the tennis lawn of the Manor House. Art work will also be displayed in St Andrew’s.

On both Sunday afternoons musicians will also be adding to the atmosphere and on Monday, June 17, the choir from New Waltham Primary Academy will be singing at 11am.

The entrance and sales tent will be outside the church while refreshments in aid of church funds will be served inside St Andrew’s itself and also in the craft marquee at the Manor House. In addition there will also be plants for sale at The Paddock, again in aid of church funds.

The event will be open from 11am to 4pm daily and the admission charge, to include a catalogue, is £4 for adults with under 16s admitted free of charge.


June 18 2012

SAP12 First Weekend  

Nearly 800 visitors have visited Sculpture and Plants 12 (SAP12) during its first weekend of opening.

 

The  exhibition at Hall Farm Garden at Harpswell, near Gainsborough, is the eighth time that Mark and Pam Tatam have hosted the summer exhibition which this year features the work of more than 50 makers.

Their work can be seen around the Hall Farm garden which has been extended to three acres and includes not only an incredible range of perennials but also trees, shrubs, old-fashioned roses and bulbs as well as courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks.

As well as the work by the makers taking part in the exhibition, which can be found either throughout the garden or in a marquee, there is also a further marquee featuring work by the Lincoln based, Fools and Angels. The craftsmen who have workshops at Hall Farm will also be on hand demonstrating their work and displaying their skills.

Refreshments are available every day and on the last weekend there will also be live music and performance in the garden.

SAP12  is open every day between 10.30am and 5.00pm and admission is £4 for adults, with children admitted free.

 


June 12 2012

SAP 12 to open this weekend 

Scuplture and Plants 12 (SAP12) opens on Saturday (June 16) at Hall Farm Garden at Harpswell.

This will be the eighth year that Mark and Pam Tatam have hosted this summer exhibition which this year features the work of more than 50 artists.

Their work will be exhibited around the large, well established Hall Farm garden which has featured in a number of national gardening magazines and garden guides (including being starred in The Good Gardens Guide).

The garden is noted for its formal and informal areas which allow the sculptors to place their work in areas which will perfectly compliment their individuality.

This year the garden has been extended further and now extends to three acres and  includes not only a incredible range of perennials but also trees, shrubs, old fashioned roses and bulbs, as well as courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks. The popular Woodland Walk and Moat Walk will again feature in this year’s event.

“Even if the weather doesn’t live up to being ‘flaming June’ the event promises to be a kaleidoscope of colour,” said organiser Pete Mitchell.

“As well as the 50 plus makers who will have their work in either the garden or a marquee there will also be a further marquee featuring work by the Lincoln based group Fools and Angels,” he continued.

Other features of this gardening extravaganza, which runs until Sunday, June 24, will be a living garden statue and live music, ranging from Barton Town Band  to a string quartet featuring on both weekends of the event as well as  refreshments every day.

The local craftsmen who have workshops at Hall Farm will also be on hand throughout the exhibition to display their skills.

Dave Payne and John Walton will be showing forge work; Tim Rinaldi, a bespoke furniture and cabinet maker, will be displaying his work and James Sutton, a stone sculptor, will be on hand to demonstrate his skills.

As well as the exhibition in the garden, craftsmen who are based at Hall Farm will be on-hand to demonstrate their work and Fools and Angels, a group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln, will have their own marquee. 

SAP12 will be open every day between 10.30am and admission is £4 for adults, with children admitted free.


May 15 2012

Countdown to SAP12 Gathers Pace

Artists have now been selected to take part in one of Lincolnshire’s most spectacular summer exhibitions, Sculpture and Plants 2012 (SAP12)

Open from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th June from 10am to 5pm, this annual outdoor sculpture event which takes place at Hall Farm at Harpswell near Gainsborough promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Around 50 artists are expected to be exhibiting their work including some new ones to the event.

“The new artists who have been selected will be displaying work which will complement those of artists who have supported the event since it first came into being,” said event co-ordinator Pete Mitchell.

The art-works  will be exhibited around the large, well established Hall Farm garden which has been featured in a number of national gardening magazines and garden guides (including being starred in The Good Gardens Guide). It is noted for its formal and informal areas which allow the sculptors to place their work in areas which will perfectly compliment their individuality.

This year the garden has been extended further and now extends to three acres and  includes not only a incredible range of perennials but also trees, shrubs, old fashioned roses and bulbs, as well as courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks.

As well as the exhibition in the garden, craftsmen who are based at Hall Farm will be on-hand to demonstrate their work and Fools and Angels, a group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln, will have their own marquee. 

SAP12 will be open every day between 10.30am and 5pm from June 16 to 24. Admission is £4 for adults, children free.


April 17 2012

Last call for artists - Sculpture and Plants 12  

Artists from across the East Midlands region have only a few days left to put in their applications  to take part in the eighth selling exhibition of garden sculpture being held at Harpswell, near Gainsborough this summer.

Hall Farm, the home of Mark and Pam Tatam, is once again hosting this exhibition of garden sculpture in their picturesque Lincolnshire garden and the deadline for entries is Sunday, April 29.

This year Sculpture and Plants 12 (SAP12) takes place between  June 16 and 24 and artists who want to be considered for the exhibition need to send Project Manager Pete Mitchell up  to six images of their work, including a price guide, either as photographs or jpegs on a disc by that date.

Selection will take place the following week and all chosen artists will be required to submit a list of works for inclusion in the catalogue by the end of May with work being delivered to Hall Farm between June 9 and June 14.

The garden includes mixed borders with trees, shrubs, old roses, and an enormous range of perennials; a sunken garden, a pond, and a walled gravel garden and has been featured in a number of national gardening magazines and garden guides (including being starred in The Good Gardens Guide).

Noted for its formal and informal areas the garden allows the sculptors to place their exhibits in areas which will compliment their work.

As well as the exhibition in the garden, craftsmen who are based at Hall Farm will be on-hand to demonstrate their work and Fools and Angels, a group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln, will have their own marquee.

The exhibition will be open daily from 10.30am until 5pm and admission will be £4 for adults with children free.

Full details for SAP12 can now be found on www.sculptureandplants.org.uk  or by emailing Mr Mitchell at pete@the-ropewalk.co.uk or by telephoning 01652 660380.


April 2 2012

Sculpture and Plants 12 

Artists wanting to exhibit at one of the region’s most prestigious celebrations of visual art in the setting of picturesque Lincolnshire garden have until April 29 to submit their entries.

Sculpture and Plants 12 (SAP12) is once again being held at Hall Farm Garden, the three acre garden at Harpswell, near Gainsborough, owned by Mark and Pam Tatam.

The garden includes mixed borders with trees, shrubs, old roses, and an enormous range of perennials; a sunken garden, a pond, and a walled gravel garden amongst other attractions which will act as a stunning backdrop to the eighth sculpture in the garden event which takes place this year between June 16 and 24.

“The garden has been featured in a number of national gardening magazines and garden guides (including being starred in The Good Gardens Guide) and is noted for its formal and informal areas which allows the sculptors to place their work in areas which will compliment their work,” said Project Manager Pete Mitchell of The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.

As well as the exhibition in the garden, craftsmen who are based at Hall Farm will be on-hand to demonstrate their work and Fools and Angels, a group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln, will have their own marquee.

“Artists can send me  up to six images of their work, including a price guide, either as photographs or jpegs on a disc, by April 29 at the very latest” he said.

“Selection will take place the following week and all chosen artists will be required to submit a list of works for inclusion in the catalogue by the end of May with work being delivered to Hall Farm between June 9 and June 14.

Mr Mitchell would also like to hear from makers who are interested in exhibiting in the craft marquee.

The exhibition will be open daily from 10.30am until 5pm and admission will be £4 for adults with children free.


February 1 2012

Sculpture and Plants 12 – Call for Artists 

Applications are now open to sculptors wishing to exhibit at Sculpture and Plants 2012 – the annual event held at Hall Farm, Harpswell, near Gainsborough, the home of Pam and Mark Tatam.

The event is being held this year between June 16 and June 24 and will feature the best in contemporary sculpture within one of the county’s well-established show gardens.

Project manager Pete Mitchell of Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk, explained that Hall Farm provided the ideal setting for large and small scale art works as the garden provided intimate “rooms” alongside open vistas.

“This year we are looking for some larger pieces of sculpture, as well as smaller scale works, to complement the garden,” he said.

“The gardens at Hall Farm really lend themselves to such an exhibition  and features in the garden include courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks which all make a fantastic back-drop to SAP12,” said Mr Mitchell.

“For the initial stage I would like to invite artists to send in up to six images of their work, including a price guide, either as photographs or jpegs on a disc, by April 29 at the very latest” he said.

Selection will take place the following week and all selected artists will be required to submit a list of works for inclusion in the catalogue by the end of May with work being delivered to Hall Farm between June 9 and June 14.

Mr Mitchell would also like to hear from makers who are interested in exhibiting in the craft marquee.


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June 29 2011

Successful SAP11 at Hall Farm Nursery 

More than 2,200 visitors looked around the seventh, highly successful Sculpture and Plants 2011 exhibition which was held earlier this month at Hall Farm Nursery in Harpswell.

And more than £17,500 of artwork was sold in the nine days that the event was open.

The exhibition, held at the home of Mark and Pam Tatam near Gainsborough, brought in the crowds despite it experiencing some traditional English summer weather, sunshine and showers.

“This year we also attracted many visitors on coach trips including some from abroad and I am sure that they were amazed at the picturesque setting of the exhibition in the Tatam’s quintessentially English garden,” said Pete Mitchell who was responsible for organising the event.

“As well as the exhibition in the garden there was also a large marquee where visitors could see some of the sculptors at work demonstrating their skills and the resident craftsmen at Hall Farm also opened their doors to the public,” Mr Mitchell continued.

“Fools and Angels, the group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln were also kept very busy selling their work which included jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings and other craftwork.”

In all more than 40 sculptors took part in this year’s exhibition.


July 27 2010

Successful SAP10 at Hall Farm Nursery 

Nearly £20,000 of artwork was sold at the recent sixth, highly successful Sculpture and Plants 2010 exhibition held at Hall Farm Nursery, Harpswell, near Gainsborough.

The exhibition, held last month at the home of Mark and Pam Tatam, recorded its best ever sales according to project manager Pete Mitchell.

“This was the first time I have been responsible for organising the event and I was delighted with the feedback from both artists and visitors,” he said.

“As well as the exhibition in the garden there was also a large marquee where visitors could see some of the sculptors at work demonstrating their skills,” Mr Mitchell continued.

“And Fools and Angels, the group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln were kept very busy selling their work which included jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings and other craftwork.”

“Various local charities used SAP10 to raise funds by selling freshly made refreshments and in all they raised a total of £5,000 for their good causes,” Mr Mitchell added.

In all 1900 visitors looked around the exhibition at which a total of 37 sculptors took part.

Two artists who took part in this year’s exhibition, Sue Dare and Lorraine Botterill, were both delighted with the event.

“I had a fantastic SAP this year. Everyone involved was very positive and engaged. It gave the whole event a really good buzz and the visitor response was enthusiastic to say the least. The setting and event work so well. Selling stuff was a bonus!,” said Lorraine Botterill.

Another sculptor, Sue Dare, added: “SAP 2010 was a fantastic opportunity to exhibit my work in a beautiful setting.  The series of beautiful garden rooms at Hall Farm provided the perfect backdrop for my sculpture and I was able to site all my pieces with ease.”

“There was a wide variety of quality work in the exhibition which all sat together harmoniously in the garden and was enhanced by the ambiance of the venue,” she continued.

And visitor Pat Musgrove summed up the event by adding: “Many artists had work on display, both contemporary, traditional and thought provoking.  The advantage of seeing the sculpture in the garden setting helps the visitor see

how the work could fit into their garden and with the many garden rooms within the Hall Farm garden, there was a surprise around every corner.”

Next year SAP will be held from June 11 to June 19.


01.06.10

Nine day celebration of visual art at Harpswell

More than 30 artists are to have work displayed in a nine day celebration of visual art in the setting of a picturesque Lincolnshire garden.

Sculpture and Plants 10 (SAP10) opens on June Saturday, June 12 and continues until June 20 at Hall Farm Nursery at Harpswell, near Gainsborough.

The large, well established garden and nursery, owned by Mark and Pam Tatam, is hosting its sixth summer sculpture exhibition in what promises to be the garden’s largest exhibition of sculpture so far.

The garden has been featured in a number of national gardening magazines and garden guides (including being starred in The Good Gardens Guide) and is noted for its formal and informal areas that allow the sculptors to place their work in areas which will compliment their work.

As well as the exhibition in the garden, there will be a large marquee where visitors can see some of the sculptors at work demonstrating their skills.

One artist who will be returning this year is glass artist Gill Hobson.

“Exhibiting at SAP 09 was a real pleasure. The place and the people were delightful and very happy to accommodate my display needs. Hall Farm’s excellent reputation as a nursery for high quality plants, together with the opportunity to experience high quality artistic works, ensured a steady stream of visitors over both weekends,” she said.

Fools and Angels (a group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln) will also be taking part and selling their work which will include glass, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings and other craft work while local craftsmen who are based at Hall Farm in three permanent workshops who will be on hand throughout the exhibition to display their skills.

The nursery, which specialises in rare plants and David Austin roses, will also be open throughout the exhibition, selling an enormous range of roses, perennials and other plants which include most of the plants found in gardens both rural and urban.

“The gardens at Hall Farm include not only a incredible range of perennials but also trees, shrubs, old fashioned roses and bulbs – all of which will make a fantastic back-drop to SAP10,” said Mrs Tatam. “Features in the garden include courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks.”

“Throughout the exhibition week, local charities will be providing light lunches, teas and other refreshments as well as raising money for their causes,” she continued.

Over the two weekends of the exhibition musicians will be adding to the ambience with music varying from Dixie brass to a classical string quartet.

The event is being organised by Pete Mitchell of The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.

“We are expecting thousands of visitors to Hall Farm over the nine day event and we are aiming to break the previous record level of sculpture sales to the public,” he said.

The exhibition is open throughout the period from 10.30am until 5pm and lunches and teas will be served throughout.

Admission will be £4 for adults, children free.


05.05.2010

Sculpture and Plants come together at Harpswell, Lincolnshire.

A nine day celebration of visual art in the setting of a picturesque Lincolnshire garden opens in June.

Hall Farm Nursery at Harpswell, near Gainsborough, is hosting its sixth summer sculpture exhition, Sculpture and Plants (SAP10), from Saturday June 12 to Sunday June 20 in what promises to be the garden’s largest exhibition of sculpture so far.

Around 40 sculptors will be exhibiting their work around the large, well established garden owned by Mark and Pam Tatam between Lincoln and Gainsborough and which has been featured in a number of national gardening magazines and garden guides (including being starred in The Good Gardens Guide)

It is noted for its formal and informal areas which allow the sculptors to place their work in areas which will compliment their work.

“All the sculpture featured in the exhibition will be for sale with original pieces to suit every pocket ,” said Pam.

As well as the exhibition in the garden, there will be a large marquee where visitors can see some of the sculptors at work demonstrating their skills.

One artist who will be returning this year is glass artist Gill Hobson.

"Exhibiting at SAP 2009 was a great experience - a lovely place, lovely people and a really diverse range of creative works to suit all budgets," she said.

"SAP 2009 was a great opportunity to display my work in a fabulous outdoor setting, the natural environment really complimented my sculptures in glass & metal - just the right environment to display outdoor artworks."

"It's great to find an event of such quality in Lincolnshire, the small but beautiful gardens made the perfect backdrop for my outdoor sculptures in glass & metal, and with an excellent selection of plants to buy too," Gill added.

Fools and Angels (a group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln) will also be taking part and selling their work which will include glass, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings and other craft work.

The nursery, which specialises in rare plants and David Austin roses, will also be open throughout the exhibition, selling an enormous range of roses, perennials and other plants which include most of the plants found in gardens both rural and urban.

“The gardens at Hall Farm include not only a incredible range of perennials but also trees, shrubs, old fashioned roses and bulbs – all of which will make a fantastic back-drop to SAP10,” said Pam. “Features in the garden include courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks.”

“Throughout the exhibition week, local charities will be providing light lunches, teas and other refreshments as well as raising money for their causes,” she continued. “There will be home-made cakes aplenty! “

Hall Farm is also the base for local craftsmen in three permanent workshops who will be on hand throughout the exhibition to display their skills.

Dave Payne and John Walton in Spitfire Forge will be demonstrating forge work, Tim Rinaldi, a bespoke furniture and cabinet maker, will be displaying his work and talking to visitors, and James Sutton, a stone sculptor, will be on hand to demonstrate his skills.

Musicians will be adding to the ambience over the two weekends of the exhibition with music varying from Dixie brass to a classical string quartet.

In addition, a group of dancers, choreographed by international choreographer Claire French will be performing in the garden.

The event is being organised by Pete Mitchell of The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.

“We are expecting thousands of visitors to Hall Farm over the nine day event and we are aiming to break the previous record level of sculpture sales to the public,” he said.

The exhibition is open throughout the period from 10.30am until 5pm and lunches and teas will be served throughout.

Admission will be £4 for adults, children free.


20.01.2010

Sculpture and Plants (SAP) 2010

June 12 – June 20 2010

Lincolnshire ’s Hall Farm at Harpswell, will be hosting its fifth summer sculpture exhibition in June this year.

Around 40 sculptors will be exhibiting their work around the large, well established garden between Lincoln and Gainsborough.

Hall Farm’s garden has featured in a number of national gardening magazines and garden guides (including being starred in The Good Gardens Guide and is noted for its formal and informal areas which allows the sculptors to place their work in areas which will compliment their sculptors.

All the sculpture featured in the exhibition, which once again will be organised by The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber, will be for sale with original pieces to suit every pocket from £8 upwards.

As well as the exhibition in the garden, there will be a large marquee where visitors can see some of the sculptors at work demonstrating their skills.

Fools and Angels (a group of artists and craftsmen from in and around Lincoln) will also be taking part and selling their work which will include glass, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings and other craft work.

The nursery, which specialises in rare plants and David Austin roses, will also be open throughout the exhibition, selling an enormous range of roses, perennials and other plants which include most of the plants found in gardens both in country and in town.

“Throughout the exhibition week, local charities will be providing light lunches, teas and other refreshments as well as raising money for their causes,” said organiser Pam Tatam of Hall Farm. “There will be home-made cakes aplenty! “

Hall Farm is also the base for local craftsmen in three permanent workshops who will be on hand throughout the exhibition to display their skills.

Dave Payne and John Walton in the forge will be demonstrating forge work; Tim Rinaldi, a bespoke furniture and cabinet maker, will be displaying his work and talking to visitors and James Sutton, a stone sculptor, will be on hand to demonstrate his skills.

Musicians will be adding to the ambience on the two weekends of the exhibition with music varying from Dixie brass to a classical string quartet. In addition, a group of dancers, choreographed by international choreographer Claire French will be performing in the garden. Details for music and demonstrations will be available nearer the time of the exhibition.

Admission will be £4 for adults, children free.

June 16 2009

Sculpture and Plants 09

Balmy summer weather heralded the start of the nine day celebration of visual art, SAP09, taking place in Harpswell until the weekend. (June 20/21)

Over the first weekend of the nine day exhibition Hall Farm Nursery and Garden at Harpswell near Gainsborough, welcomed around 1,000 visitors who were able to enjoy not only the picturesque gardens and adjoining nursery but more than 120 sculptures by the 20 artists taking part.

Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk in Barton in Humber who helped to co-ordinate the event hosted by Mark and Pam Tatum said the beautiful weather over the first weekend had brought out the crowds in their hundreds.

“SAP09 sold more than £6,500 worth of sculpture on the first two days,” she said.

“Around 1,000 people visited during the first weekend,” she said. “Some visitors came over the two days because they just couldn’t fit seeing everything in over the one day.”

“Apart from the gardens and the sculptures the workshops at Hall Farm, including the blacksmiths’ shop run by David Payne and John Walton, furniture maker Tim Rinaldi and joiner Mark Beighton all attracted the crowds.”

“And on the Sunday afternoon visitors were able to stroll around the gardens to the accompaniment of The Jazz Strollers,” she went on.

Hall Farm has hosted all but one of the previous five Scultpure And Plant exhibitions, and charities which are benefiting this year are St Chad’s Church, Harpswell, Hemswell and Harpswell Village Hall, Amnesty International and St Barnabas Hospice, Lincoln.

 

The exhibition is open until Sunday (June 21) from 10.30am until 5pm and teas will be served at the weekend to raise money for local charities.  Other attractions will include demonstrations and music and, of course, the garden at its best.

Entrance is £3.50 per adult and children are free.

 

June 2 2009

Sculpture and Plants 09

A nine day celebration of visual art in the setting of a Lincolnshire garden opens later this month.

Hall Farm nursery and garden at Harpswell near Gainsborough, just over the border from North Lincolnshire, is the setting for the fifth Sculpture and Plants (SAP09) exhibition which sees artwork from artists all over the country displayed in the one and a half acre garden.

Hall Farm, the home of Pat and Mark Tatem, has hosted all but one of the previous exhibitions, and this year they are delighted that SAP09 has returned to Harpswell and has trebled the number of days it is open to the public.

Other attractions this year, apart from the delightful gardens and the sculpture, will be a working blacksmith shop, Spitfire Forge, run by David Payne and John Walton, furniture maker Tim Rinaldi and joiner Mark Beighton.

Richard Hatfield/Liz Bennet of Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk have helped the Tatems organise this year’s exhibition.

“The gardens at Hall Farm include not only a incredible range of perennials but also trees, shrubs, old fashioned roses and bulbs – all of which will make a fantastic back-drop to SAP09,” he/she said. “Features in the garden include courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks.”

“We are expecting thousands of visitors to Hall Farm over the nine day event and we are aiming to break the previous record level of sculpture sales to the public,” Richard added.

The exhibition is open throughout the period from 10.30am until 5pm and lunches and teas will be served over both weekends. Other attractions will include demonstrations and music and, of course, the garden at its best.

Entrance is £3.50 and children are free. Refreshments are provided by local charities.

Full details for SAP09 can now be found on The Ropewalk’s website www.the-ropewalk.co.uk or by emailing sap@the-ropewalk.co.uk or telephoning 01652 662031.

 

April 7 2009

Sculpture and Plants 09

Artists from across the region are being invited to take part in the fifth selling exhibition of garden sculpture being held at Harpswell, near Gainsborough in the summer.

Hall Farm, the home of Mark and Pam Tatam, is hosting what will be the nursery’s largest exhibition of garden sculpture so far from Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 21.

Richard Hatfield of Ropewalk Contemporary Art & Craft in Barton upon Humber is organising the exhibition and he has put out a call to artists to submit work to be considered for the exhibition.

“For the initial stage I would like to invite artists to send in up to six images of their work, including a price guide, either as photographs or jpegs on a disc,” he said.

The deadline for this first stage is Friday, May 15, and successful artists will then be sent an entry form, which must be returned by Friday, June 5 along with a £10 entry fee for each exhibiting artist.

“The gardens at Hall Farm include not only a incredible range of perennials but also trees, shrubs, old fashioned roses and bulbs – all of which will make a fantastic back-drop to SAP09,” he said. “Features in the garden include courtyard, sunken and walled gravel gardens, a pond and an orchard as well as grassland walks.”

“We are expecting thousands of visitors to Hall Farm over the nine day event and we are aiming to break the previous record level of sculpture sales to the public,” Richard added.

The exhibition is open throughout the period from 10.30am until 5pm and lunches and teas will be served over both weekends. Other attractions will include demonstrations and music and, of course, the garden at its best.

Entrance is £3.50 and children are free. Refreshments are provided by local charities.