I am delighted to be taking part in the Marchmont House Open Studios!

Come and see me from the 27th to 28 August 2022. Timed entry tickets are free* and can be booked online.

Marchmont Studios (situated 500m from Marchmont House), are set around the old stables courtyard (beautifully restored in 2020), and are normally only open by appointment, so this is your chance to visit and talk to the makers along with some resident and visiting artists. There will also be a ‘Makers Market’ where local makers will showcase their works, and a variety of catering outlets.

I hope to bring an apt** botanical flavour to the weekend along with relaxed vibes, plant based tacos from Cactus Rose, bagettes from Marchmont kitchen, and cake, don’t forget about the cake! Home baked by the marvellous Marchmont housekeeping staff!

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Marchmont House Open Studios

27 – 28 August 2022, 10am – 5.30pm
Marchmont Studios,
Marchmont Estate
Greenlaw, Duns, TD10 6YL.
You may also wish to book an Outdoor Sculpture Tour. Marchmont House are holding special tours on both days of the Open Studios weekend. The tours last around 60 minutes and include the recently renovated Walled Garden, which is not normally open to the public. Their sculpture collection covers a period from the early 18th century to 2021, including abstract work, classical figures, to growing works and pieces inspired by the trees and landscape of the estate.
I’d recommend this tour having just taken it at the ‘Spirit of Rory McEwen‘ weekend, the Walled Garden, in particular, is definitely worth visiting!
*If you wish you can make a charitable donation to support Marchmont Makers Foundation to support artist residencies and local community projects.
Marchmont House Open Studios Signage on a fence in Marchmont Estate, Marchmont House and Arisaema cilliatum giclee print by Mariane Hazlewood available at the Open Studios event
Marianne Hazlewood at her Marchmont Open Studios Makers Stall in May 2022, Photo by Valerie Jones

Photo kindly sent by Valerie Jones, thank you Valerie!

Charlie Poulsen sculpture Marchmont House Open Studios

Marchmont House

Marchmont House, formerly the home of the McEwan family and in particular Rory McEwen , **one of Britain’s best botanical artists, (responsible for the resurgence of botanical art as a popular art form and for introducing botanical art into the modern contemporary space), is now owned by the Burge family. Oliver and Hugo Burge took on the restoration of the house and estate, and Hugo Borge has established a fantastic sculpture and art collection and is now developing the estate as a place to nurture creators and makers, with studios available to selected resident artists and residencies available through various Scottish arts societies.
I recently attended a day of celebration of Rory McEwen at Marchmont house, ‘Spirit of Roy McEwen‘, if you are interested in the event read more about it >>
Marchmont House also offer tours of the house periodically, again I’d recommend this, I certainly can’t wait to book in!
Marchmont House, the longest drive in Scotland