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.
A tea grown in the Scottish Highlands has beaten stiff competition to win the prestigious Gold Award of the Salon du Thé in Paris. The competition included teas from far more famous tea-growing nations such as China, India and Sri Lanka but the Dalreoch Estate Smoked White Tea triumphed just a year after it became […]
Purple sprouting broccoli is among the first homegrown produce of spring and adds flavour and texture to this simple springtime pasta dish. Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: about 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 300g-400g linguine, depending on appetite 200g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed 100ml olive oil 4 anchovies in oil, drained and chopped 75g fresh breadcrumbs […]
Learn how to design your own Easter eggs with this simple craft project from Sarah Moore. Personalise and embellish plain chocolate eggs and individual sweets with royal icing and crystallised spring flowers. For the best results, plan your design and choose your colours before you begin, although don't worry if you make mistakes, as these […]
Recent studies have finally confirmed what allotment holders have been saying for years: home-grown fruit and vegetables really are better for you than those from supermarkets. Experts at Kew Gardens, working alongside the BBC, have discovered that home-grown tomatoes tend to be both sweeter and richer in nutrients than their mass-produced counterparts, containing a much […]
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