The Royal Horticultural Society certainly know how to organise interesting plantings and features in their gardens. Rosemoor is a lovely garden near Great Torrington, not that far from the M5. It is strangely bisected by a road, but it doesn't seem to intrude, and there's an underpass to enable easy access to both parts.
Here's a taster of what there is to see:
The frist thing i saw was this greenhouse beautifully set up with a colourful display of alpines.
Glorious Wisteria was in bloom
And I think this is an Azalea
Below a rhodedendron
There were quite a few Meconopsis in flower
And some gorgeous examples of pots like this one below:
Here's a few of one of the formal gardens with Camassia looking wonderful
There were also some lovely structures like this arch in a wall:
The plans for the proposed development on the site were available for viewing on the 29th of May at the Spot between 4-8pm. A great deal of planning has gone into the development which would include a shopping mall of small shops with accommodation for approximately 36 people upstairs. At the moment there is accommodation for 25 people.
The external appearance would remain the same, and there will still be access from the back through to the High Street.
The party being held in the Number 9 Gallery opposite Artsite.is to celebrate the run up to Swindon Open Studios 2013.
With only 3 weeks to go before the closing date of June 17th for entries to this years Open Studios, we want to encourage people to join.
We hope people will come along to help us promote this years Swindon Open Studios.
The events around this exhibition have been very successful, with last night's house party a sell out.
I went in yesterday while preparations were underway for the evening of poetry, music and more.
Cheese and pineapple were being skewered by Lindsay and Hilda was checking the record player worked:
And on the walls, some great work, here is just a small sample:
'The Hooter' Ken White
'Seal' Dee Levy
'Outburst of Flower' Paula Sullivan
'Big Red Tree' Super Extra
'Big Red Tree' poem by Caroline Heaton
'The Craft Mistress' Pei Lim
'Shoes' Sally Taylor
'This Glorious Land' song by PJ Harvey, artwork by Lynette Thomas, with a specially commissioned frame
'Coat No.3' Gillain Gray
And the latest addition to the Window Gallery exhibition is a piece by Gavin Salisbury, here's 'his' exhibition table, all but the birds by Tim Carroll:
The Museum and Art Gallery in Bath Road currently houses the Swindon Art Collection and Museum artefacts. To join a discussion on the future of the Collection and the building, come along on Friday evening. Invitation and details below.
What will happen to Apsley House if the the Collections are moved elsewhere?
Artsite are calling a meeting to discuss options for The Swindon Collection on Friday the 17th of May at 7pm.
The meeting will be at the Post Modern Gallery Theatre Square Swindon SN1 1QN.
All those who wish to give input to this important
issue are welcome. We want to produce a document for submission to
Swindon Borough Council as part of their consultation meetings in early