Dominique Keeling Between Darkness and Light

Date: 
Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 4:00pm

Dominique invites you to an exhibition of her latest work in The Octagon. 

Dominique will be showing pastels, mixed media and sgraffitoware pieces created throughout the last two years. 

To see more about Dominique's work click here.

Date: 
Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 2:30pm

Phoenix Plants

Marina Christopher will be selling a wide range of unusual perennials.

Marina has a fantastic reputation for her interesting plant choices and her focus on plant species that are beneficial to insects and wildlife.

The talk at 11:30am is now full, due to high demand we have an extra talk at 2:30pm, please be aware that all bookings will now automatically go onto the 2:30pm talk.

"Exciting Plants for Your Garden" by Marina Christopher

Talk ticket: £5 each or book all four talks and get the fourth for free! Book here

Date: 
Friday, 2 June 2017 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 4:00pm

The Oxford Anagama Project Private View
"The Best So Far..."

Exhibition of Oxford Anagama Pots from the first four kiln firings, including the Brick Kiln firing finishing on Saturday 20th May 2017. 
Works by various artists including Kazuya Ishida, Takuma Takikawa, Adam Keeling, Charlie Collier and Jim Keeling. 

At The Octagon, Whichford Pottery. 

Please email flowerpots@whichfordpottery.com or call us on 01608 684416. 

 

Date: 
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 2:30pm

Wildegoose Nursery, the home of Bouts Violas

Jack & Laura will be selling a wide variety of plants from their nursery.

Wildegoose specialise in hardy, perennial Violas, with a continually expanding collection of over 150 varieties! They also grow an ever-increasing range of herbaceous perennials and grasses.

The talk at 11:30am is now full, due to high demand we have an extra talk at 2:30pm, please be aware that all bookings will now automatically go onto the 2:30pm talk.

"Violas for Today's Garden" by Jack Willgoss of Wildegoose

Talk ticket: £5 each or book all four and get the fourth for free! Book Here

Date: 
Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 2:30pm

Bowdens Hostas

Bowdens will be selling a fantastic selection of their plants.

Bowdens Hostas have won 125 RHS Gold Medals, including 26 at Chelsea Flower Show. Bowdens Grow an unrivalled collection of hostas, including old favourites and the best new introductions. They also specialise in agapanthus, grasses and ferns.

The talk at 11:30am is now full, due to high demand we have an extra talk at 2:30pm, please be aware that all bookings will now automatically go onto the 2:30pm talk. 

"Bowdens and Hostas" by Peter Savage of Bowdens Hostas

Talk tickets £5 each or book all four talks and get the fourth free! Book here

Date: 
Saturday, 17 June 2017 - 2:30pm

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants

A brilliant opportunity to choose plants from this amazing nursery!

Hardy's are breeders of interesting new herbaceous perennials; growing over 1200 plant varieties, including many rare species you'll simply never see in your average garden centre!

Rosy and Rob Hardy are winners of 21 Chelsea Gold Medals.

The talk at 11:30am is now full, due to high demand we have an extra talk at 2:30pm, please be aware that all bookings will now automatically go onto the 2:30pm talk.

"Early Summer Flowerping Perennials" talk by Rosy Hardy

Talk tickets £5 each or book all four talks and get the fourth for free! Book Here

 

Date: 
Sunday, 18 June 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm

 

On the 18th June, Jim an Dominique's garden will be open to the public once again as part of the National Gardens Scheme open gardens day. Please be aware that the Octagon will be open until 6pm and The Straw Kitchen will close at the usual time of 4pm - last food orders being the usual time of 3pm.

Jim and Dominique Keeling’s garden lies behind and to the right of the Pottery. There are two delightful small gardens – the walled Paradise garden and the Memorial Garden. The Paradise Garden is enclosed with cob walls built by Jim and the Pottery staff several years ago. Although small, it is full of plants, many of which are huge including Acer 'Senkaki', rheums, dogwoods and kolkwitzia. There is a raised pond and a summerhouse complete with old sofa, and on a warm day it is a great place to sit and soak up the perfumes. A tunnel of roses, clematis and honeysuckle leads into the main family garden, past a loggia, decorated with frescos by Christopher Barrett. Immediately outside the house is the Round Garden, with a circular lawn and, like the Paradise Garden, is spectacularly planted. Plants include roses, giant thistles, viburnum, tree peony and yucca. There is also an interesting vegetable garden large enough to feed a family of seven! A gate in the wall leads to the Pottery and eventually to the courtyard garden. Designed to be a haven for visitors and pottery staff, the planting is gentle but striking with a strong Mediterranean feel. Pieces of old pots, tiles, children’s pottery, stones, brick and gravel make even the ground worth looking at!

Date: 
Saturday, 16 September 2017 -
9:30am to 1:30pm

Workshops are run in small groups with a limited number of attendees. You will learn throwing and hand-building techniques from one of our highly-skilled potters. We will then supervise the drying and firing of your items, which will take approximately six weeks.

Each workshop runs from 9:30 until 13:30 with a break for tea or coffee and homemade cake from The Straw Kitchen.

Cost includes tuition, materials, firing and refreshments.

£75 per person

Please be aware that we do not send out a physical ticket, instead your name will be added to our list. If you would like a physical ticket to give as a gift, they are available on demand.

Additionally we can provide a gift vouchers for workshops to allow the recipient to choose a date that suits them - please call us on 01608 684416 if you would like a workshop gift voucher. 

Date: 
Saturday, 4 November 2017 -
9:30am to 1:30pm

Workshops are run in small groups with a limited number of attendees. You will learn throwing and hand-building techniques from one of our highly-skilled potters. We will then supervise the drying and firing of your items, which will take approximately six weeks.

Each workshop runs from 9:30 until 13:30 with a break for tea or coffee and homemade cake from The Straw Kitchen.

Cost includes tuition, materials, firing and refreshments.

£75 per person 

Please be aware that we do not send out a physical ticket, instead your name will be added to our list. If you would like a physical ticket to give as a gift, they are available on demand.

Additionally we can provide a gift vouchers for workshops to allow the recipient to choose a date that suits them - please call us on 01608 684416 if you would like a workshop gift voucher.