Creativity on show at Annmarie Garden!
Creativity abounds at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, where art and nature seamlessly combine to amaze both adults and children. The indoor exhibition area features rotating artistic exhibits (most of which can be purchased). The garden contains acres of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers. Amongst this landscape you can see many sculptures both permanent and on loan from the Smithsonian. There is a wonderful gift shop and book store, and a special area called the ArtLab where you can indulge your creativity with recyclable bric-a-brac. Annmarie Garden also has a relaxing patio where you can enjoy light refreshments.
There is a clearing in the woods called the ‘Fairy Lolly’ for children to play in tents and whimsical houses, play on musical chimes and sift for treasure. It is a magical place where imagination transports us away from every-day cares and concerns. A wonderland of delights!
Creativity on show: Fairies!
Currently (April 5th – June 2nd) the gardens are hosting fairies! Annmarie Garden is indeed a magical place where the fairies love to visit each other at night, when no-one’s watching! Humans have imagined and created many tiny dwellings and venues so that fairies can relax, dance, have tea or even go to see a movie! The staff at Annmarie Garden have thoughtfully provided a map, to help you find these special places dotted around the gardens and in-between the trees. Don’t keep your eyes to the ground though, as some of these fairy dwellings are in the trees themselves.
Creativity on show: Antique and Flea Faire!
On the weekend of May 4th and 5th Annmarie Garden will hold their annual Antique and Flea Faire. This is a bustling collection of antiques and collectibles, vintage furniture and fashion, unique jewelry items, architectural salvage and garden ware. To bring you some respite from your shopping they have food and drink vendors, and a large covered outdoor area where you can sit and relax and enjoy the music of live entertainment. It is our favorite event of the year.
Creativity on show: Artsfest!
Another event which should not be missed is the Annmarie Garden Artsfest which will be held on the 21st and 22nd September this year. The Artsfest is a spectacular celebration of the visual and performing arts with so much to admire and stimulate your senses. 160 artists booths and 30 performers on three stages, with so many choices of food and drink vendors that you’ll be sure to find something to your taste. You will enjoy shopping at the artists’ booths, both inside Annmarie Gardens exhibition area and outside in the gardens where you will find paintings, ceramics, photography, woodworking, jewelry and many other creative works.
Creativity on show: Halloween & Garden in Lights !
Later in the year Ann Marie gardens will celebrate Halloween, and then in December and January they decorate the entire space with ‘Garden in Lights’. This is such an ingenious spectacle of sight and sound that old and young alike will be filled with wonder.