Artists in the Park

Artists in the Park is a new initiative at Blandford Manor.


Artists are free to display their art in the gardens at Blandford Manor on the second Sunday of the month.

There are, inevitably, some rules, but these are pretty simple, as follows:

  • We don’t judge you, if you think your art is worth displaying, then give it a try, you have nothing to lose.
  • Entrance is currently free for the artist, but any family members accompanying the artist must pay our normal entry fee of R50 pp
  • This initiative is intended to assist artists, art must therefore be your own work, we do not allow the selling of artwork by third parties or companies
  • Please bring you own chairs, tables, display boards, easels etc. We supply nothing, that includes tables, umbrellas, easels and power.
  • Whatever you bring must be taken home, we do not store items at Blandford Manor.
  • No access by vehicles into the gardens – please park in our regular car park and take your paintings etc from there – note our staff are NOT available to assist.
  • Please remember that no children under 15 years of age are permitted at Blandford Manor, this applies to artists family as well as visitors
  • We have a credit card machine that may be used to facilitate your sales, however please note that we charge 5% for this facility (10% for American Express and Diners Club) and will deposit the proceeds into your account, we do not pay out cash.
  • No food or drink may be brought in, you are welcome to purchase anything you need from our restaurant.
  • Please do nothing to damage the grass or plants, this is a botanical garden
  • Please restrict your activities to our standard operating hours – there are NO extensions allowed for setting up and breaking down your displays
  • No music permitted, not even soft music
  • This is NOT a Flea market, only bone fide works of art are permitted
  • No structures are allowed, an umbrella or small gazebo are permitted
  • Art may be displayed only in the area(s) provided, please do not choose an area without approval from management

Artists in the Park 14 August 2016

10 artists displayed their work on the 14th August, numbers are gradually improving.

If you are an artist, please join us, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, remember it costs you nothing to display.

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