We’ve already kicked off the new season with our first show in London last week. The RHS’s Plant and Design Show in Vincent Square has been our first show for a couple of years now. We love its relaxed atmosphere and spacious pitches. You’re greeted at the door by smiling people and the heady scent of hyacinths, and daffodils, the perfect antidote to the long winter months.
Lots of visitors to our stand were asking about our show schedule for this year. Truthfully we tend to make it up as we go along, but this is a rough breakdown:
St Catherine’s Hospice, New Horizons Garden & Local Produce Fair, Billingshurst, 16th May
Plant & Garden Fair, Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, Kent 19th May
Floral Fringe, Bignor Park, Near Petworth, 1-2nd June
The Garden Show, Stansted Park, Near Havant, 7-9th June
We are also hoping to be exhibiting at Rose Cottage in Bosham, home of local artist Jan Guest this summer. Jan holds several exclusive events throughout the year when she opens her studio to other local makers. This summer’s event will have a garden theme and we’ll post more details on it when we get them.
As many of you know Moore Designs is a family business, Alex and I have two young boys so we’ve decided to keep show local this year so we can both be around to enjoy some of the better weather together. We’d love to do Chelsea or even Hampton Court again, but we think our family needs to be our priority for a few years more.
If you know of a regional event that you think would be good for us, get in touch, we’d love to hear about it.