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Sun, 03 Sept



Drawing and Painting Open Day

Explore the garden through drawing and painting

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Drawing and Painting Open Day
Drawing and Painting Open Day

Time & Location

03 Sept 2023, 10:30 – 16:30

Goodnestone, Goodnestone, Faversham ME13 9DA, UK


About the event

The garden will be hosting a day to draw, paint and make marks on Sun 3rd September. 

Hide yourself away on a swing seat around the lake and draw the view, or come with a group of friends and

place yourself in the wildflower meadow for botanical close ups. You are welcome to paint or draw whatever or wherever you want. Just turn up and find yourself a nice spot. The garden will be open from 10.30-4.30, with a communal lunch break from 1.00-2.00pm. 

Playful Nature Art for Grown Ups - Optional Activity with Merike Sein

If you would like some inspiration at the start of the day, you are welcome to join artist, Merike Sein to play with and explore mark making with natural finds you gather from the garden. These may be reeds, moss, soil, pebbles for printing or making colours from squashed berries or leaves. We can even try making brushes.

We will explore their characteristics and how to play with these on paper to give a loose and light hearted response to the nature of the garden. Then you can either use these materials and marks for your chosen subject or just go off and do your own thing. Merike will be here all day doing her own thing but open to explore ideas and responses with you. She will be providing Indian and natural inks and rough paper to initially play with, but please bring any medium that you want to work with, together with either sketchbook and/or paper. (And rubber gloves if you want to avoid berry-stained fingers!)

Refreshments and Lunch 

Bring your own lunch, or even better, book a delicious Kento Bento salad box from local sustainability champs, Wasted Kitchen (add to your ticket price at check out). Free tea, coffee and water will be available in the granary throughout the day. 


There will be benches all around the garden, as well as some portable chairs and tables for you to borrow. If you have your own chair/blanket etc, please feel free to bring it along. 


  • Entrance (BYO Lunch)

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  • Entrance (plus Salad Lunch)

    Includes a 'Kento Bento' box - a selection of vegetarian salads (vegan available on request). Available to book until Weds 29th Aug.

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