We’re looking forward to getting back to shows in 2021 and meeting customers familiar and new. This page lists the events we hope to attend this year but all are subject to changes, depending on Covid restrictions. Let’s hope for a joyous summer of garden and craft festivals.
A Celebration of Art
Monday 12 April to Wednesday 5 May, Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
To celebrate the reopening of shops, Town Mill is holding A Celebration of Art. Find sculptures from CeseraniSculpture together with decorative garden stakes and coasters.
Dorset Garden Festival
Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th May 2021, Sculpture by the Lanes, Pallington Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QU
This five-day event covers everything to do with the garden including nurseries, garden sundries (us!), garden furniture, talks and tours. This coincides with the final five days of their Sculpture Show ‘Form’, in which over 100 sculptures by more than 30 of the UK’s top sculptors are on display around the Lakes and The Gallery.
Light, Form & Movement: Photographs, Furniture and Sculpture
Friday 28 May to Thursday 3 June 2021, Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
Jonne joins forces with Andrew Haydon, a photographer specialising in wildlife, landscape and water sports, to stage a week long event at Town Mill. Jonne will be focusing on some of his furniture as well as his bronze and steel sculptures.
Plant Heritage Plant & Garden Fair
Sunday 13 June 2021, 10am-3pm, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset DT3 4LA
Plant Heritage Plant Fairs are always excellent to attend. We’ve always had clashes in the past so we’re very pleased to be attending this year’s event at Abbotsbury. Fabulous gardens at any time of year (and they have some of our plant supports in the garden!)
Hardy Plant Society Summer Plant Market
Sunday 20 June 2021, 10am-3pm, Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster EX13 3ET
Burrow Farm Gardens Plant Fairs are always excellent and Helen Brown’s organisation on behalf of the Devon branch of the Hardy Plant Society is exemplary. This is a great chance to see lots of good nurseries in one place, find about more about the Hardy Plant Society and visit Burrow Farm Gardens. Should be a very good day out.
Musbury Barton Open Forge
Saturday and Sunday 26-27 June 2021, 1.30-5pm, Musbury Barton, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8BB
Our forge is based at Musbury Farm so we’re pleased to hold an ‘open forge’ to coincide with one of the NGS garden openings at Musbury Barton. We have a full range of products on show and Jonne will be working and is happy to talk people through how he works. Musbury Barton is a super garden covering 6 acres with extensive areas of well established trees and shrubs, many rare or unusual. Over 2,000 roses are spread round the garden. Stream. Pond. Lots of steps and bridges. “Always interesting never perfect.” More information.
Dorset Arts Festival
Wednesday 30th June to Sunday 4th July, Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QU
Hardy Plant Society, Somerset Group Summer Plant Fair
Sunday 4th July 2021, 10am-4pm, Lower Severalls Nursery, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7NX.
The Somerset HPS is a really active group and their summer plant fairs should be a real treat. The fair at Lower Severalls has become increasingly popular, with nurseries from across the area bringing their best plants to sell. It will be a smorgasbord of colour, not to be missed. Entry (£4 non-members; £3.50 members) includes the garden at Lower Severalls Farmhouse where homemade refreshments will be available.
Uplyme & Lyme Regis Flower and Produce Fair
Saturday 10th July, King George V Playing Fields, Venlake Meadow, Uplyme DT7 3SY
Our local show and renamed this year to focus on flowers and produce. Lavender-themed classes in the Horticultural Show, games, live music and entertainment, steam train rides, family dog show, food and craft stalls, country skills demonstrations, sideshows, games and refreshments
Minterne House Fair
Sunday 18 July 2021, Minterne House, Minterne Magna, Dorchester, DT2 7AU
Minterne is a stunning country house and Himalayan garden, home of the Churchill and Digby families since 1620. The delayed Spring Fair is held annually in aid of the R.N.L.I. and St Andrews Church, Minterne Magna.
Saturday 24 July, 9-5.30, Knightshayes, Chettiscombe, Tiverton EX16 4NG
This is one of the great one-day country shows held in the south west with a mix of entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life. Find us in the Crafts Marquee.
Thursday 19 August 2021, Chagford Showground, Dogmarsh Field, Mill End, Chagford TQ13 8JN
Chagford Show is another of Devon’s one-day country shows with a mix of farming, craftsand horticulture. It is located in beautiful meadows along the River Teign with a wonderful backdrop of Dartmoor Hills. This does mean that the wi-fi signal is distinctly dodgy so do think about bringing cash if you’re planning to do some shopping!
Abbotsbury Autumn Fair
Sunday 12 September 2021, 10am-3pm, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury,
nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA
This autumn fair, organised by Plant Heritage Dorset, is a happy mix of plants, bulbs, shrubs, trees and garden-related stalls. Admission is £7 and includes access to the grounds and gardens offering considerable savings on the normal admission price.
Big Colyton Art Show
Saturday 20th November 10am-6pm and Sunday 21st November 2021 11am-3pm, Cottrill Hall, Colyton Grammar School, Colyford EX24 6HN
This excellent show features over 50 artists and CeseraniSculpture is proud to join this event for the first time, which is an important fund raiser for the school.