Pickhams in Wilmington has been the home of summer art shows and workshops for several years and in 2016 the enchanting hidden gardens were opened to the public for the first time with a trail map leading charmed visitors around the array of temporary art installations and sculptures.
In 2017 Summer Trifle was born, an arts festival featuring the Open Gardens and Art & Sculpture Exhibitions. The range of events on offer was extended to include workshops in painting, sculpture, illustration and creative writing, live music events, garden murals and fascinating art installations to see in the grounds, attracting 1000 visitors.
• Exhibit in the Gardens or Gallery - 1st April (Sculptors welcome to submit later)
• Art & Craft show - 1st June (Exhibitors can also book an outdoor pitch to bring a small 3m x 3m gazebo)