Art, Craft & Design

Event details

3rd - 5th June 2012
Blenheim Palace

About the event

 spectacular array of British arts and crafts will be on sale including original paintings, ceramics, furniture, jewellery, textiles, sculpture, glass, photography, silverware and much more. Many of the exhibitors will be demonstrating their work, giving an insight into the skills involved in their chosen craft.

Workshops and lectures are available in a variety of different creative skills and mediums, including ceramics, watercolour painting, pyrography, stone-carving, papermaking, and silver jewellery.

Creative Garden is a new feature with everything handcrafted for outdoor living. From water features, furniture, outdoor art, sculptures, topiary, tree houses, wigwams and arbours, to hand thrown pots, willow art and Garden design. In fact 'anything for the garden' designed and made by hand in Britain, celebrating the unique skills of British designer-makers. Creative garden will give you the perfect opportunity to enhance your own garden.

In addition the Taste of Summer food show will be showcasing some of the best national and regional producers of food and drink. Take the opportunity to visit the Aga Rangemaster Cookery Theatre, where top chefs unlock the secrets of their favourite recipes; whilst tutored wine tasting will give you tips on choosing the best wines for the summer.


Children of all ages have not been forgotten!  They can get their hands dirty in our clay workshops; have a go at a variety of craft activities as well as learn how to cook and have fun in our exciting cookery workshops with Pudding Pie cookery school!

Their day would not be complete without a visit to the Pleasure Gardens. Take a train ride to the Pleasure Gardens of Blenheim Palace on the narrow gauge railway adjacent to the showground and play in the Adventure Playground; venture into the famous Marlborough Maze or visit the beautiful butterflies in the Butterfly House. With over 2,000 acres of parkland to explore, there is plenty to keep your family entertained! Entry to all these features is included in the price of your ticket.