Open Weekend Coming up

After ten years exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show we are taking a sabbatical for 2018 to concentrate on a series of Open Garden Weekends throughout the Summer.

The first of these is coming up on 5th & 6th May

Based in the beautiful Dorset countryside, the Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends are for you to enjoy the many swing seats in a tranquil garden, designed by award-winning designers Jarmanmurphy.

The Open Weekends are also an opportunity to take advantage of the special offers we will have during the weekends to make fantastic savings on your commission

Come & meet members of the Sitting Spiritually Team

There will be free refreshments available at the garden & donations, if desired, may be made to Perennial, Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society

Please note there is no parking at the venue, so do take advantage of the Park & Ride from

Hunters Lodge Inn, Charmouth Road, Axminster EX13 5SZ.  (This is only five minutes from the garden)

Regretably the Garden is not wheelchair friendly. 

The next weekends will be...Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July & Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September

Also exhibiting with us will be:

Adrian Gray Stone Balancing
Adrian Gray is the pioneer of Stonebalancing Art. He has been practising his craft for over 15 years and for the last eight years he has been creating sculptures for the garden, workplace or indoors. With numerous TV appearances including Grand designs, Coast, Country file and the One show and a regular at the Chelsea Flower show awareness of his work has been steadily growing. All his pieces are primarily balanced and then fixed in their balanced position for longevity and safety. Using naturally shaped rocks each sculpture is unique.

 Alex Brooks Furniture

Organically inspired, contemporary wood furniture.Alex Brooks Furniture beautifully showcases the origins of wood through the natural patterns & unique textures of the material. A balanced blend of traditional & modern methods are used to capture the integrity of the wood without unnecessary alteration, resulting in forward-thinking authentic & organic designs.

Ed Brooks Furniture

Ed Brooks Furniture specialise in the design and construction of bespoke outdoor wooden furniture. Produced using sustainably sourced English hardwood’s such as Oak and Chestnut. All furniture is uniquely designed to encompass the organic nature of the timber, its surroundings and your requirements.

 Jarmanmurphy Garden Design

Sarah Jarman and Anna Murphy met whilst studying garden design at college and knew they would one day work together. They launched jarmanmurphy in 2015 at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, where they won a Gold medal and Best in Category for their garden, ‘A Quiet Corner’, described by Monty Don as “subtle, sophisticated, and delicate”.  They have gone on to establish themselves as passionate garden designers with a flair for planting design and were finalists in the Society of Garden Designers Awards 2017.

 Robert James Literary Bronze Sculpture

Delighted to say that Robert James sculptures will be again having a spring outing in the Sitting Spiritually garden. The lovable Dodo birds will be found contemplating in the long grass with Alice In Wonderland looking on...there may even be a flustered white rabbit to find whilst the Mad Hatter pours you a cup of eternal tea!  Robert James Workshop, creators of garden bronze sculpture and water features, have now entered the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter with kind permission of Frederick Warne. Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Mr Tod and Jeremy Fisher will be making their debut at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this coming May.

About Perennial

Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone working in, or retired from, the horticulture professions. 

Perennial gives free and confidential advice and support to horticulturists and their families, for as long as it takes to help them rebuild their lives. People turn to Perennial for financial and emotional help with any number of life’s many challenges but often due to disability, sickness, poverty, financial hardship and old age.

Perennial’s support work depends on voluntary donations from the horticulture industry and all those who love gardens and gardening. If you need help, or know someone who does, or if you would like to make a donation or volunteer for Perennial, please contact the team on 0800 093 8510 or visit 

Perennial’s ‘Ways We Can Help'

Posted by Siobhan on April 23rd 2018

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