Cancelled – 2020 Isle of Wight Spring Art and Garden Fair
10th - 11th April
Following the announcement from the Government on 16th March discouraging unnecessary social gatherings, we have taken the decision to cancel the Spring Art & Garden Fair on 10th & 11th April 2020. Full refunds will be made to all customers who have booked a pitch over the next few days and we will be contacting you direct by email to arrange this.
We apologise for any disappointment caused, but in these challenging times we have to take responsible action.
There’s great news this April for art and garden-loving Islanders who enjoy visiting outdoor events! The 2020 Isle of Wight Spring Art & Garden Fair takes place this Easter at Northwood House and Park in Cowes on Friday, 10th & Saturday, 11th April (Good Friday & Easter Saturday) from 10am to 5pm. Following the tremendous success of the inaugural 2019 event last Easter, the fair promises to be bigger and better for 2020.
The event will bring together a fantastic collection of different exhibitors of all types, including garden and plant nurseries from the Island and mainland who will be taking space on the lawns of the historic local venue, as well as a fantastic Island artist showcase inside the main house.
The event, supported by Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries will be the first main outdoor event of the Isle of Wight’s busy season. Even better, entry to the event is free, although donations are very welcome to support the ongoing work of Northwood House Charitable Trust.
Great for gardening folk!
Plants, shrubs, garden machinery, tools, landscaping products and even hot tubs will all be on display over the two-day event. Guest mainland exhibitors who normally exhibit at RHS events will be attendance selling the highest quality plant stock.
If you are an Island or mainland business selling garden-related products and want to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01983 293642 and ask for Ricky or Darren.
A full list of outside exhibitors will appear in late March.
Art Showcase will launch the Island Season
Some of the best Island artists will be exhibiting their work in the Art Showcase in the Northwood House Ballroom and Dining Room, in what will certainly be the first main Island art event of the busy spring and summer season. There will be a live painting demonstration complete with some human models as subject matter running through the weekend, where visitors can have a go at sketching and painting with tuition from experienced Island artists in situ.
A list of the art exhibitors can be found below later in March.
Tea tent and family activities will be fun
The event will also feature a Pimm’s & Gin Bar and a tea tent with live music managed by the award-winning Northwood House Volunteers, who won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service last year.
There will also be free children’s art and craft activity room and an Easter Egg Trail around Northwood Park for families to enter. There will also be some Easter competitions, which will be fun for all the family.
The event is sure to draw large crowds of visitors from across the Island over the Easter holiday weekend with craft and local food producers also in attendance, as well as a range of other quality Island businesses and organisations.
Free entry, with donations to the Charity welcome!
The Spring Fair is free to enter (with gate donations welcome ) and is open between 10am and 5pm on both Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Proceeds from the event will go to Northwood House Charitable Trust to help with ongoing restoration of the grade II* Listed House.
Event parking is available on Northwood House’s event field, off of Ward Avenue at £2 per car. The main public pay and display car park in Park Road is also available for parking over the two days.
We would like to express our huge appreciation to Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries for sponsoring mainland exhibitor travel to the fair this year, without which we would have no guest exhibitors bringing quality plants from over the Solent!