2019 TAS Sketching Days
Thursday 6 June – 2pm by the church in Witheridge EX16 8AF
Witheridge is 10 miles from Tiverton on the B3137. The church of St John the Baptist originates from 1450. We are also invited into the grounds of The Old Rectory for sketching.
Wednesday 19 June – 2pm Higher Burnhaies, Butterleigh EX15 1PG
We are invited to sketch in the garden of the home of our members Richard & Virginia who have been creating their glorious country garden on a 2.5 acre site since 1997.
Directions: From Butterleigh village start to follow signs to Silverton. 100 yards after the entrance to Pound Farm (EX15 1PH) fork left. Car parking 150 yards on the left.
Tuesday 16 July – 2pm meet by the church in Witheridge to car share to Plaz Metaxu (Coombe House)
We have obtained permission to visit for a second time this rarely open extraordinary garden created by Alasdair Forbes,. It is an architectural delight and has been described as one of the most original gardens created in modern day Britain. Set in 32 acres it has it all – woodland, flowerbeds, a lake, a walled garden, a courtyard as well as unconventional sculptures and stone features dedicated to characters from Greek mythology.
Wednesday 28 August – 2pm meet at the archway entrance to Holcombe Court, Holcombe Rogus TA21 0PA
The owner of this Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house has again agreed for us to visit and sketch in his 7 acre garden. The house was built in approx 1540 by Sir Roger Bluett. It has herbaceous borders, a walled garden and pond with duck house. It is located to the west of the village church. Parking is in the road outside the property.
We look forward to seeing you at all or some of these events.