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Dahlia Week: 25th August - 8th September, 11pm - 4pm

It's all about Dahlias for the next couple of weeks. Come and see these beautiful plants in all their glory. A great plant for this time of year, providing interest right into the autumn.

Rutland & Northants Open Studios with Dawn Wright: 7th - 8th, 14th - 15th, 21st - 22nd September, 10am - 4pm

Eve Marshall will be joining on the 14th - 15th, 10am - 4pm

Dawn enjoys recreating the colours which the changing seasons and the natural world bring us, relishing the challenge of capturing light, drama and detail in the plant world. She will be hosting an Open Studio here at the gardens to view and buy original botanical art. Cards, prints and stationery will also be on sale. Dawn will be demonstrating how she draws and paints, in watercolour, the natural world.


Fellow local artist, Eve Marshall, will be joining Dawn on the 14th & 15th and Eve will be working on her felted art pictures, inspired by Barnsdale Gardens, throughout the day. Sometimes you'll see her wet felting the backgrounds and other times you'll see her needle felting smaller flowers and leaves. She will have a variety of finished pieces to see and buy too, including cards, prints and gifts.

Just want to come for a spot of retail therapy and a great lunch or afternoon tea? Entry to the Barnsdale Gardens Gift Shop, Nursery and Tea Room is free.