Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Garden Station


Among the sheds featured on the Woman's Hour's piece for National Shed Week were those at The Garden Station run by Jane Torday. Essentially, it is a restored Victorian railway station in a woodland garden in Hexham, Northumberland, which offers a variety of gardening courses and exhibitions - and from now until the end of August they have a special show, In Praise of Sheds, featuring paintings by 12 Northumbrian artists including Mary Ann Rogers, Enrique Azocar and Birtley Aris celebrating the character and charm of sheds. I had the great pleasure to chat with Jane last week and she sent this lovely picture of the Garden Station's Leaning Shed cafe, formerly an 1860's railway engineer's shed. The site is well worth a browse and if you're in the area, please do visit the exhibition.

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