Category Archive: Cultivate

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

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

NGS Open Garden & Secret Craft Fair 7th & 8th June

  I’m opening our garden on Herrick Road in Loughborough, Leicestershire on the 7th and 8th June for the National Gardens Scheme. Another garden is opening with us on the 8th. There’s loads… Continue reading

Handmade Plant Supports

I spent a happy morning in 2013 with a pile of willow withies, a ball of string and my secateurs making willow plant supports. After a few false starts I made these for… Continue reading

Bridget McVey

Bridget McVey makes textured porcelain and stoneware with layered slips and glazes, often imprinted with plants. Bridget is bringing her work and her potters wheel to the NGS Open Garden & Secret Craft Fair on… Continue reading

NGS Open Gardens 2014 – what’s going on where?

Spring is almost here and it’s time to get outside again. Last year I opened my garden for the first time as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and loved it. The… Continue reading

NGS Open Garden & Secret Craft Fair 2013

I opened our garden to the public for the National Gardens Scheme in June 2013 for the first time. However I always try and squeeze as much creativity as I can out of… Continue reading

Lindsey Watson, Yoga Tutor

Lindsey Watson is a Yoga Tutor based at The Lotus Room, a dedicated yoga studio that she opened last autumn in Loughborough. Lindsey hosts courses and workshops, and runs yoga retreats in Andalucia… Continue reading

Christine Hawkins, Apothecary

Christine Hawkins is the owner of The Apothecary Room. Christine hand blends essential oils to make aromatic and therapeutic beauty products, and is based in a tiny village in Northamptonshire. I met Christine… Continue reading

Martin Currie, Raygun Consultant

Martin Currie is a film editor based in Sheffield. When he’s not editing films for corporate clients he can be found putting his creativity into a host of other projects. Martin’s the initiator and… Continue reading