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Events and Items of Interest, June 12

Webinar: The Art of the Cottage Garden presented by Andrew Pighills, Saturday June 13, 2:00

Horticulture maybe a science, but creating gardens which speak to one’s soul is an art form. This presentation explores the qualities and characteristics that define cottage gardens and offers practical advice on how to achieve this in your landscape. Registration opens May 30.

Northstone Stonefest, Dry Stone Walling Festival, Thurso, Caitness, Scotland

“Because of the understandable restrictions in place in Scotland regarding Covid-19 , we are sorry to have to cancel the Festival this year. We know this is going to be a disappointment for our regulars and also the overseas people who were planning to travel from the USA, Europe and Australia. We hope to see you all in 2021 with another great, friendly event. Until then, thank you to everyone, and especially the Northstone crew who make it happen. Stay safe…”–George Gunn via Facebook Messenger, June 5

Natural Course,  Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

The gardens at Chatsworth house now feature a dry stone feature called Natural Course. The Chatsworth blog post says, “Natural Course will push the boundaries of dry stone walling technique. Very different from a typical boundary wall, the technical challenge comes from both the sheer volume of material used and particularly its 40 metres of contours and curves. At more than 10m in length and 2m in height with a base width varying from 50cm to 3m, visitors will be able to enter up to 5m into the sculpture, giving a feeling of being swallowed by stone.” You may be interested in some photos .

In case you missed it:

Who can help me with my stone work project?

Barter a Week in Central Brittany in Exchange for a Wall Rebuild

A Guide to Local Dry Stone Structures

Visit the Stone Wall Park