The north coast of Scotland is a land of mountains and lochs, beaches, vast tracts of wetlands and a range of farms and crofts. The area has been settled since Neolithic times and has been home to the Picts, Norse, Vikings and Celts.

The landscape is filled with traces of its long cultural past including brochs, standing stones, castles and churches. There are diverse cultural traditions in the modern villages and the Wild North Festival is driven by strong community involvement.

Wild North 2014 will take place in Caithness and Sutherland during the first two weeks of June. The programme will be posted as soon as it is finalised but you can also visit the main Wild North Website.

The Patchwork Meadow will be exhibited at the MacPhail Centre in Ullapool during the festival.

Species to look out for are the endemic Scots primrose (Primula scotica), the mountains avens (Dryas octopetala), the plants of the Flow Country (one of the largest wetlands in Europe), including the carnivorous sundews and butterworts, the flame yellow Saxifrage hircula, the striking bog asphodel, the delicate Grass of Parnassus, and a range of sedges, mosses and lichens.

For more information please visit the Wild North Festival webpage and Wild North Facebook page.

Patchwork Meadow coming to the Eden Project in Cornwall

Preparations are being made to set up the Patchwork Meadow exhibition at the Eden Project in Cornwall. We are very excited to be working with this great venue to showcase the botanical and textile talents of so many artists. There will be hundreds of miniature works of botanical art on display and we hope they will be enjoyed by the thousands of visitors to the Eden Project in summer 2015.
We will post more information and pictures as soon as we have confirmed dates.

Wildflower festivals in Slovenia & Bulgaria 2015

Bohinj in the Julian Alps of Slovenia will celebrate its 9th International Wildflower Festival this year and will run from May 23rd until June 7th 2015. There is a full range of activities, concerts, botanical walks, culinary treats and exhibitions. There will also be events around the plants of the First World War to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the conflict. Please click here to find out more about the festival in Bohinj.
There will also be a third wildflower festival in the Rhodope...
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