Artist Freya Morgan has been working with 4 primary schools in Taunton to explore the world of pollinating insects and the flowers that they love, and has created with them a Pop Up Meadow – beautiful willow and fabric sculptures that just sing and dance of summer! You might have got to see them at French Weir Family Fun Day on 11 August, but if not, do not worry! Priorswood Allotments is, this year, part of the National Gardens Scheme, and is opening its doors to visitors on Sunday 18th August from 2-5.30pm. Entrance from Obridge Road, cost £4 to charity. The Pop Up Meadow will be there (I want it on my allotment, me me!!) as will Vicky Briggs and I, doing some plot to plate cooking demos. Come and taste vegan courgette fritters, raw Pad Thai, cavolo nero and shallot frittata, runner bean and feta salad, and some nice but naughty things with blackcurrants and honey cake.
And if you miss that, you will still be able to see the Pop Up Meadow from 24 August in the raised beds in Somerset Square (between Brewhouse and Olio e Farina). Not sure how long they will be there, but after that, they will be part of Somerset Art Weeks by making a final appearance in Longrun Meadow in September. . What a brilliant project, congrats to all involved at Somerset Art Works, the National Gardens Scheme and artist Freya herself.