A talented bunch

Quite a few of the folk who come along to Garden Explorers run their own businesses. If you want me to add yours just send me a link and a picture.


Kirsty makes wonderful quilts and memory blankets among other things- check out her stuff here https://www.facebook.com/MarthaPudding


Caroline makes cards and stationery

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Caroline of Scribble & Daub makes hand drawn cards and bespoke illustration. Each card is individually drawn with a traditional dip pen and then hand painted with inks.  Scribble & Daub cards have been featured in the pages of Vogue and the World of Interiors, and can be found on the shelves of Liberty and The Conran Shop, among others. Caroline loves to take on bespoke commissions such as wedding invitations, thank you cards, party invites, baby announcements, or any other excuse for celebration or correspondence that you can think of! She also offers a Bespoke Postal Service – a card writing and posting service for those short of time.  caroline@scribbleanddaub.com / www.scribbleanddaub.com

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Rebecca makes bunting of all kinds be it for weddings and parties or personalised for children, as well as Roman Blinds.

Her company is called Cotton and Tweed.

Places to stay

Sara and family have just opened up a B&B in Hastings Old Town http://www.thelaindons.com/index.html



Recent Posts

25th and 26th June – Making fairy castles and elder flower fritters in the woods.

Elder flower fritters-

100g Plain flower

2 tablespoons of oil

175ml Sparkling mineral water

1 table spoon of sugar

1 egg white

And then for the elder flower!

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We all followed the recipe to make the batter..

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Next we headed out to the woods.. With the mixture in hand!

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On the way we stopped of to get some Elder flower..12 - Copy - Copy 13 - Copy - Copy 14 - Copy 15 - Copy - Copy 16 - Copy 17 - Copy 18

Once we got to the woods we went and made fairy castles while the fire was lit. 19 20 21 22 23 24

The competition was strong.. And we had some amazing castles being created all over the woods!

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But shortly the elder flower fritters where ready to eat, so we all finished our castles..31 33 34 35 36 37

We filled our tummy’s with yummy elder flower before we all headed home.


We have filled up our blog with so many pictures! So were starting a new one you’ll now find us at: https://gardenexplorers.wordpress.com/

  1. 18th and 19th June 2015 – Lemon drizzle cake & enjoying the garden in the sun! Leave a reply
  2. 11th and 12th June 2015- Soda bread, Elder flower cordial and card making. Leave a reply
  3. 4th and 5th June 2015- cheese scones, flower pressing and painting! Leave a reply
  4. 21st and 22nd May 2015- Soda Bread, A walk round the garden and seed planting. Leave a reply
  5. 14th and 15th May 2015- Vanilla and rhubarb cake, story time and plaster leaf and petal decorations. Leave a reply
  6. 7th and 8th May 2015 – Rhubarb cake, A walk round the garden and planting runner beans! Leave a reply
  7. 30th April and 1st May 2015 – Flat bread and wild garlic butter and making Jack in the Green Headdresses! Leave a reply
  8. 23rd and 24th April 2015 – pancakes and Hapazome! Leave a reply
  9. 16th and 17th April 2015 – Flat bread in the woods! Leave a reply