Demos & Workshops

Demonstrations & Workshops daily from 10am – 5pm

FUNKY FUSERS DROP IN WORKSHOP Find them in The Garden & Home Marquee

A safe, fun, glass fusing experience suitable for all ages*.No glass cutting, no sharp edges, just choosing coloured glass shapes and gluing them to the base using PVA glue. Rounded glass shapes are used to create a wonderful piece of art. The completed work is taken away, fired in a kiln and posted back to you at a later date. No booking required, just turn up and have a go.

Find us in the Garden and Home Marquee

  • Children must be 3 or over
  • Children aged 3-7 must be supervised by an adult
  • Children aged 8+ Adult must remain in the Garden and Home Marquee


Funky Fusers

Making Space Find them on South Lawn to the right of the house

Making Space is a local charity that creates opportunities for people to enjoy and take part in high quality craft; providing spaces for people to discover and develop their design and making skills through workshops, classes and events.


Willow Pool Designs Drop in Workshops Find them at Chapel Grove Under the trees

Enjoy an inspiring day of willow design. Learn how to make garden structures and willow edgings. Using simple techniques learn how to weave and prepare willow rods to create unique garden features. Fill your garden with your own garden plant supports and useful structures

Willowpool Designs started life with Steve Fuller as Hedgerow Baskets based in Longtown, Cumbria almost 30 years ago. Steve later moved to Canonbie, Scotland near to a famous fishing pool called profile2willowpool on the river Esk. The business evolved into Willowpool Baskets as many of Steve’s willows were gathered from beside the river. When Steve and Simone began working together Willowpool Designs was born!

Steve Fuller has been making baskets and working with willow for over 35 years. Steve has been growing willow and teaching courses for many years. Simone Siegan is a jewellery & glass bead designer who began working in willow 10 years ago. Simone specialises in creating animal sculptures & garden products from willow. Simone still manages to create some of her own unique jewellery using wiring and semi-precious stones and exhibits at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. We work closely with garden designers and worked on the Gold Medal winning ‘Cumbrian Fellside Garden’ with Kim Wilde at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2005.

Living willow has rapidly become a popular garden art form for children’s play areas & for creating shade & wildlife habitat in gardens. Learn basketry techniques and have a go at making a variety of living structures such as domes, tunnels, arbors and other living garden features. You will be able to make a small living structure to take home and will work in groups to create larger scale structures. Learn how to prepare and grow willow.


Section: Entertainment

GREEN WOODWORKS Find them at Chapel Grove – Under the trees

Trug making & woodland crafts demonstration. Trugs baskets, garden screens, local coppiced products for sale. Many of these traditional items are crafted from split hazel coppiced from Stansted Estate

Tel: 023 9252 4102


Jules & Lance, Demos & Talks Daily Find them On South Lawn

Thoughts & Ideas that the two amazing Environmentalists will be sharing at The Show


  • The question everybody asks ‘what are wasps are for?’ We know why you should not panic about the wasp and how to tell them from bees. Mason bees finding niches to lay up in and are frequently mistaken for Wasps
  • The slug and snail debate goes on.
  • More intelligent ways to eat with bindweed and brambles that don’t give up even in a drought.
  • Growing for weeds for the birds and bees.
  • Stinging nettle patch for the butterflies and stinging nettle tops for making a rich liquid feed. Stops them seeding and flowering and makes for great tomatoes.
  • The worms will be visiting too of course.
  • We will be chatting about potato growing as well if anybody is keen to experiment as we are with pot tatties.
  • We will bring our bug house baby elephant from 100% found and recycled materials for cash strapped gardener with a love of insects, but not the aphid!
  • We are enthusiastic about the art angle on gardening for a healthier earth


For more details about what Jules is up  to, please contact her on 07528130021

Dragan Wood Art, Demonstration Daily Find them Outside the Studio Shop Marquee

NO POWER TOOLS are used on our wooden handicrafts. Carving knife,chisels,mallet,scorp,gouges and lot of sandpaper are necessary tools in the search for the final shape that will emerge.All the wooden spoons,bowls,trays and other traditional handicrafts are food-safe,meaning that you can put just about any food item into a bowl or use the spoon with. You can use the wooden pieces for a variety of different thing, such as for bread,salad,fruit,dips and chips.You can wash by hand or in the dishwasher. If wood begins to dry out simply oil with olive oil or vegetable oil.


The flower club has raised over £30,000 for various charities in years they have been filling the Chapel with their beautiful flower designs. This year their bright and vibrant theme is ‘Showstoppers’ in aid of The Rosemary Foundation


The club meets the last Friday of the month at The Emsworth Community Centre.

Please contact Carol Linton for further information
Tel: 023 9246 7261