This weekend the annual Elder Stubbs Festival in Oxford was held. Never mind Glasto… It’s one of my favourite events.
The festival is run by Restore which is an Oxfordshire-based mental health charity that supports people to take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives. One of the ways they do this is through its allotment – Elder Stubbs, in East Oxford. Here people learn new skills such as horticulture, cooking, crafts and more.
They open the doors for the day to raise money for the charity and have music tents, food & craft stalls, local community groups and activities for the kids. However, I just love walking around and seeing all the growth and blooms, as well as the amazing wooden sculptures.
Ben and I went for an hour or so and had a walk around the allotments, listened to some local music and stopped at near enough every flower for a photo!
It inspired me to start planting some new bulbs in the garden, so picked some up and have been digging and potting this morning trying to tame the beast of my garden. Hopefully, next year my garden will be looking as good as Elder Stubbs.
Here’s some photos from the festival. You can support Restore by making a donation, here.