Pippi (pictures with her nose deep in a muddy hole!) and Lottie were two aged Jack Russell ladies who came to help yesterday getting the site clear. Lottie helped Simon dig up roots to make the magical walkways less hazardous and Pippi helped Nathalie, Sarah and Nicky get rid of the old blue tarpaulins around the scaffolded shelter. Tenacious workers, the rain didn’t bother them a bit!!
The gardens at the Raveningham Centre in the grounds of Castell Farm, a striking Tudor Farmhouse, have been dormant for a number of years. Until recently the front garden has been unused and the old kitchen garden has been full of brambles with a path down to a dozen beehives managed by ‘Bob the Bee’. The hives have been relocated and much of the bramble has now been cleared, uncovering magical paths and dells through the gardens. Tomorrow (later today!) a team of keen volunteers will be on site pruning, tidying, clearing and generally enjoying being outside (hopefully, if it doesn’t rain too much!). The first onsite meeting for artists for this years Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail is next weekend so we have lots to do to get the space ready.
Tobias Ford first showed with the Waveney Valley Sculpture trail in 2016, he sold a number of his stunning figurative welded sculptures. We are delighted that Tobias will be showing with us again this year.