A poem about the Farndale Show

    
A dewdrop dawn
Golden misty waves breaking over grasses, herby damp moorland
Treetops sailing, galleons adrift
A barn owl coming home, late, safely wrapped in his misty cloak
Gilded seed heads like priceless jewels caught in the golden dawn
of the farndale show.
A slow start, muted voices
Concentration, it’s hard this early, let’s just get it done, get it out, get them up ..
Flowers that jostle, colours collide, scones and sponges, all side by side
A year of tending, feeding, pruning,
A year of breeding, nursing, hoping, 
Will they fit?  Stems are too long? Oh they looked so good at home!
Round fat onions bulge, bountiful, the tent so bursting, heady fruitfulness
So much effort over so long a year
Figures bent over dainty displays .. poised in this moment, make it count ..
There’s lowing, mooing, squawking, barking
Ducks and drakes and hens all penned, peering, strutting, do they know? it’s their day too.
Outside we draw a breath, look up, dare to believe, as fullness takes the field
Warmth and colour fill the set, men look up, hot tea is poured, relax now, the stage is set
It is all done, we are on time
Cars arrive and muddy tyres churn with paws and boots, that smell .. the damp and grass, is that fried onion? sheep too
Sheep pens full, wooly backs broad and fleecy, 
Goats and horses all look so good, did you see the shire horse and her beautiful foal?
Cows and dogs, the air is full, yes the animals take over now, it is their day now.
Spaniels nosing, watching, playing dumb then snatching after bits of crusts, ears silky, heads all warm,
Wallowing in glorious sunshine
Everyone opening to warm sunshine
Hot sunshine now, it fills the fields, a hot golden happiness that excites and fills the show
Everyone is happy, its a brilliant show .. its noisier and noisier and more and more people come,
Happy, to Farndale ..
To those fields, set in their perfect bowl, 
today dazzling colours of a summer show amid the heathery grazing hills ..
It was a wonderful show.
September 02, 2016 by Alice Adams

Silver award at the Harrogate Flower Show

Back in April we were delighted to exhibit ANNWYN Botanicals at the Harrogate Flower Show, and even more delighted to win silver award for our display. 

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us, we really enjoyed introducing you to ANNWYN in such a beautiful and inspiring environment.

                                                   

June 03, 2016 by Alice Adams

ANNWYN BOTANICALS exhibiting at this year's Harrogate Spring Flower Show

ANNWYN Botanicals exhibiting at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're delighted to have been invited to exhibit at the Harrogate Flower Show this spring on the 21-24 April. 

Click here to find out more about the Harrogate Flower show and this year's theme - 'Botanica: plants and people.'

March 28, 2016 by Alice Adams

ANNWYN Botanicals achieves certified member of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers

ANNWYN Botanicals certificate of membership of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers

We are pleased to announce membership of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers, thereby demonstrating that ANNWYN Botanicals products meet the following legal requirements for the UK and EU: 

1. All products must be registered with the newly founded Cosmetics Products Notification Portal (CPNP)
2. Finished cosmetic products must undergo a safety assessment by a suitably qualified person, generally a chartered chemist, before they can be placed on the market. This must be documented.

Click here for more information about the guild. 

March 26, 2016 by Alice Adams