At Country Living we champion craftspeople and small businesses and that's what the Spring Fair is all about. We have fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more, all from hand-picked makers. See here for our Meet the Maker page to read about some of the wonderful talents you'll discover at the Fair, or visit our Sneak Peek page and see a selection of the products that will be available to buy. You might also be interested in visiting our Newcomers Market page to discover some of our brand new exhibitors.
Alongside shopping there are plenty of features to add to your day out. Visit our brand new Country Living Theatre for panel discussions and lifestyle tips from prominent figures and contributors to the magazine; try everything from block printing to chocolate making in our Craft & Create Rooms or be wowed by our glorious ‘glamping’ inspired garden- complete with vintage VW camper van. And if you're looking to relax, why not book lunch in the brand new Country Living Restaurant, or enjoy a glass of fizz in our champagne lounge.
So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
Glendurgan Garden, a National Trust site near Falmouth in Cornwall has launched an appeal to raise a £50,000 'hedge fund' to help pay for ongoing work in order to preserve its 180 year-old maze and keep it open to visitors. Created in the 1830s by former owners Alfred and Sarah Fox to provide entertainment for […]
The National Plant Monitoring Scheme 2015 is calling for volunteers. Designed by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Plantlife and the Join Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), the scheme will help provide an annual indication of changes in plant abundance and biodiversity. Plants are the foundations of habitats […]
The Royal Horticultural Society has announced the recipients of its annual awards for contributions to horticulture. Presented at a ceremony in London on 26 February, the RHS Awards recognise both horticultural excellence and personal endeavour and are among the highest accolades in horticulture. Gillian Barlow, Robert Berry, Neil Bragg, Fergus Garrett, Charles Nelson, Penny Snell […]
An application by Forest Holidays to erect 70 timber lodges, ancillary accommodation and a road at Fineshade Woods in Northamptonshire, an ancient mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland, has been rejected. The East Northamptonshire Council’s Development Control Committee threw out the plans, which had attracted criticism both from the general public and conservationists. The plans for Fineshade angered nature charities, not […]
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