SUSTAINABILITY is at the heart of a new show which is being held in the walled garden at Stourhead, the National Trust’s house and grounds near Mere in Wiltshire, over the weekend 29th April to 2nd May.
Planted Country will include talks, workshops, exhibitions, and stands, with a particular emphasis on brands which champion sustainable design, architecture, food production and nature. Entry is free.
The aim is both to introduce these ideas to visitor and to effect positive change in the design industry and beyond, tackling difficult and complex issues at this time of climate emergency.
Exhibitors include furniture designer Matthew Burt, who has his workshop, design studio and gallery-shop at Hindon, Naturalmat, a Devon-based business that uses natural fibres including mohair, cashmere, bamboo, cotton and natural latex to make mattresses and beds, sustainable furniture companies The Natural Home, Sussex-based Marque, Jott Studio and Fuzl Studio, tableware and drinkware designers and makers LSA with the Eden Project, Oragi, makers of luxurious furniture inspired by Japanese principles of quality and balance, Workroom, makers of sustainable garden rooms, Out Of The Valley, makers of wooden garden rooms and other structures, People Will Always Need Plates, sustainable sofa makers Habbio, and Anglepoise (lights).
There will also be a botanical market, with a wide range of products from natural blankets to honey to organic cereals, and other stalls and displays, including books and sustainably produced food.
A series of Planted Country talks will cover issues such as regenerative farming, the importance of soil quality and gardening, and workshops over the weekend will include nutrition, meditation, sustainable eating and medicinal plants.