Barn Owl by Chris Moss

Artists are continuing to have a hard time as lockdown rules mean so many of their events and exhibition spaces have been cancelled due to Coronavirus. This is just one of the reasons that we have worked hard to be able to re-open the exhibition space in the tea room and to extend the August sculptures in the garden this summer. Not only is it supporting the artists, but it gives our visitors more interest and more reasons to return.

Art for Sale

All the artwork on display will be for sale, giving a much-needed boost to the local artists. Although many have been able to run virtual exhibitions, there is nothing like seeing the artworks in person to encourage sales

We are proud to be able to support local artists between now and the end of September. The tea room offers a lovely light exhibition space for hanging art works and the garden is a beautiful space for displaying sculptures in a natural setting.

We have supported local artists by exhibiting their work here for a number of years and this year this support is more vital than ever. This is one of the reasons that we were so keen to get the entire attraction up and running as soon as possible. We have been very aware of protecting visitors and staff by putting in systems for hygiene and social distancing throughout and are pleased to see that reviewers on TripAdvisor are praising our efforts.

Art in the Tea Room

Curious Hare by Jane DukeAugust: York Printmakers. Twelve members of York Printmakers will be displaying their work. Members use a variety of printmaking techniques, including lino and wood cuts, collagraphs, screen printing and etching.

September: Paintings on Feathers by Linda Taylor. Linda paints on real feathers, linking the art to the spirit of the bird.

Visitors can visit the tea room and exhibition for free if you don’t want to visit the garden, so a perfect opportunity for you to come and enjoy our home-made cakes and sustainable drinks whilst supporting the local artists.

Sculptures in the Garden

In August there will be two exhibitions showcasing the contrasting works of husband and wife sculptors, Eric and Chris Moss. Visitors to the garden will be familiar with Chris’s wire animal sculptures, through her previous exhibitions, popular workshops and the pouncing fox that is a permanent feature in the garden. It will be the first time that Eric will have exhibited in this space and his stunning ceramics should provide a real wow factor as you explore the garden. Mussel Shells by Eric Moss

We have supported local artists by exhibiting their work here for a number of years and this year this support is more vital than ever. This is one of the reasons that we were so keen to get the entire attraction up and running as soon as possible. We have been very aware of protecting visitors and staff by putting in systems for hygiene and social distancing throughout and are pleased to see that reviewers on TripAdvisor are praising our efforts.

With overseas travel being limited this summer we look forward to welcoming new visitors to the garden, supporting not only our family business but also the local artists.