NGS Open Gardens & Secret Craft Fair 2018

This year the Loughborough NGS Open Gardens are taking a step into new territory and opening as part of a larger community led event called ‘Grow Loughborough’. Grow, a weekend of gardens, growing,… Continue reading

Retail Therapy with a Twist

I’ve just dropped off some of my handmade cushions, elephants and brooches at a new shop in Loughborough, The Emporium at 57 in Wards End offers ‘retail therapy with a twist’. The shop… Continue reading

Fruit Routes – Foraging on Campus

Fruit Routes is one of the initiatives contributing to a celebration of gardens, growing, wellbeing and creativity across Loughborough this coming weekend. The project wants to connect with staff, students and local people.… Continue reading

Open Garden & Secret Craft Fair 2016

There’s a lot going on in Loughborough this weekend, with three gardens (including ours) open to the public for charity, and activities on campus. You’ll find information here about what’s on where, and… Continue reading

A weekend of gardens, wellbeing & creativity : Open Gardens 2016

At 6pm this evening the kitchen will be filled with neighbours planing the final details for our Loughborough NGS Open Gardens and Secret Craft Fair 2016. This year I’ve also been talking to Loughborough… Continue reading

Secret Craft Fair & NGS Open Gardens 2015

We’ve been opening our garden to the public since 2013.  We open as part of the National Gardens Scheme – known to many as the ‘Yellow Book, and raise money for charity. In… Continue reading

Olivier Marc Thomas Leger

Olivier Marc Thomas Leger was born in Canada. His family moved to the UK in the early nineties, making a home in Loughborough for a while. When I saw Oli he had just… Continue reading

Plants & Pattern – a workshop with Helen Rhodes

Earlier in March we ran a pilot for the second in our new series of artist-led workshops. The artists all produce work that has a connection to gardens, horticulture or just the great… Continue reading

Today in the garden I saw…..

Occasional photo diary of the garden as it develops. Pop along & spend some time in it yourself at one of our 2014 NGS Open Garden Days – it will be lovely to see… Continue reading

anon.creatives : Away with the Faeries

I have just received this lovely letter confirming that Oberon has authorised two of his faerie representatives to occupy sheds in Herrick Road over the weekend of the Secret Craft Fair and Open… Continue reading