Like lots of other exhibitors for this year’s Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show, we’ve been planning our stand in recent weeks. It’s usually hard to think of something new that will make a big impact but, this year, we already had a good idea and just needed to make it happen.
Regular visitors to Rheged may recognise the work of Michelle Castles – her sculptures featured outdoors on the approach in 2013 as part of the Rheged Sculpture Trail. 2020 will be the first time that Michelle’s amazing wire sculptures are part of the Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show and I am really pleased she is joining us this year.
Martyn Whittaker of Wavy Grain Lakeland Wood will be at the Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show for the first time in 2020. Visitors may associate this Barrow-based business with food fairs as he’s well known for his gorgeous locally sourced hardwood chopping boards, cheese boards and serving platters but it’s his garden furniture that I’ve fallen in love with.
I love being involved in curating the garden sections of the Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show at Rheged. It’s a lot of work but also a fantastic opportunity to bring great businesses to the attention of a much bigger audience, not only at the Show in March but also through the pages of Cumbria Life in the months before.