Sketching Days

Come and join in these friendly sessions rain or shine.

Bring sketch books, camera, paints, pencils, something to sit on, and if you prefer an easel.

Work in any medium, on your own or in a group. The venues are chosen for their convenience re. refreshments, shelter, car parks and toilets.

Thursday 9th May – Magnolia House, Tiverton

We are kicking off our summer sketching schedule with an event on Thursday 9 May. Meet at 2pm at the entrance to Magnolia House, 17 St Peter’s Street, Tiverton EX16 6NU. We are invited to sketch/paint in this gardener’s garden on 3 levels with views over the river Exe. There is loads of interest for sketchers in this lovely garden along with exotic plants in a spacious conservatory. 
Pay-and-display parking nearby in Market Place or close to St Peter’s church.
Gillian will be offering tea and cake afterwards at around 4pm at 20 St Peter’s Street.
Thursday 6th June – The Old Rectory, Witheridge
Please meet outside the church, in the middle of the village at 2.00pm.
Bus from Tiverton at 12.45 in to Withering at 1.10.
Car shares available.
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.
If you wish to have a lift to a venue or would like to offer space in your car to others, please drop an email to