Saturday, 20 March 2010

One House Garden Sculpture Trail 2010

Today we went to meet Louise Baylis at the One House Gardens in Rainow near Macclesfield. We have been invited to exhibit in this years Sculpture Trail so we met Louise to choose a location for one of our wall sculptures. Its a fascinating place with a 'secret garden' feel. The trail will cover 7 acres including woodland, meadows and orchards with rare breed Kune Kune pigs.  After a guided tour we chose a great spot in the Walled Garden.  The gardens will be open from Saturday 8th to Sunday 23rd May including the National Gardens Scheme open day on Sunday 9th.

Urban Roof Gardens visit

We had a great trip to London this week to meet the team at Urban Roof Gardens in Ealing, led by Pierre Wilter. They are a multi disciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and horticulturalists who have worked worldwide. They invited us down to present our work, which they loved and we are looking forward to collaborating with them in the future, watch this space...
photo: urban roof gardens

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Copper Mine Lane

Along the Sandstone Trail on Sunday; cold and bright. Starting on Copper Mine Lane, where they did indeed once mine copper, then north towards the Peckforton Hills, and we suddenly seem high above the Cheshire Plain. Cut west from the Trail at the lodge house. Further on views of snow on the mountains of Wales in the far distance and Beeston Castle glimpsed over the next hill. Inspiring horizons and little details: lichen and moss, the sky so blue I took a photograph of it...!
Down this steep lane with remains of old mine rail tracks and then through Bulkeley Hill woods below rocky outcrops we had earlier looked out from.
photos: susan laughton 2010