Blog by Siobhan Lancaster of Sitting Spiritually
Sitting Spiritually of Lyme Regis were delighted to become Business Partners of the Jurassic Coast Trust in early 2019. As the Trust’s Guy Kerr wrote about us then:
Sitting Spiritually are our first Business Partner of their kind – a truly unique, locally based company who evidently put all of their love and attention into producing their pieces.
Their approach is permeated by all things Jurassic – from Martin’s tranquil home showroom, nestled in the Uplyme countryside, new and returning customers peruse the items on show, with Lyme Regis’ gorgeous cliffs and fossil-strewn beaches just about visible through the trees.
The Sitting Spiritually Garden is the hub of where it all starts to happen and acts as our showroom, with many of our swing seats on display, including the fabulous Swinging Day Bed and the newly launched Knole Garden Bench. Sit on each of them (or elegantly recline on the Swinging Day Bed!) and view the garden from the many different aspects they offer.
The Garden itself has had some major redesigns over the past few years by the award winning Garden Designers, Jarmanmurphy. You can read about the latest of these on our website.
We will be hosting our third Open Garden Weekend of 2019 on the weekend of 7-8th September, and Sarah Jarman & Anna Murphy will be on hand to talk about the garden with visitors.
There will be special offers available on all our products, including a free case of local wines for all orders placed in the garden over the weekend.
Confirmed Exhibitors with us will be…
Adrian Gray Stone Balancing
Adrian Gray is the pioneer of stonebalancing art. He works predominantly with sculpture and photography, exploring the natural world of balance. He creates balancing sculptures using weathered stone ranging in size from small tactile rocks to massive granite boulders. These sculptures can be fixed permanently in their balanced position to be installed safety in homes, gardens and commercial settings. Adrian films the initial balance and then fixes the sculpture in its new location. There are a number of Adrian’s sculptures in the Sitting Spiritually Garden.
Ed Brooks Furniture
Ed Brooks Furniture specialise in the design and construction of bespoke outdoor wooden furniture, produced using sustainably sourced English hardwood’s such as Oak and Chestnut. All furniture is uniquely designed to encompass the organic nature of the timber, its surroundings and your requirements.
Alex Brooks Furniture
Organically inspired, contemporary solid wood furniture. Alex Brooks Furniture beautifully showcases the origins of wood through the natural patterns & unique textures of the material. A balanced blend of traditional & modern methods are used to capture the integrity of the wood without unnecessary alteration, resulting in forward-thinking authentic & organic designs.
Arc & Anvil
Arc and Anvil Fabrication was set up by Richard and Lottie Birchall with the intention of supplying high quality bespoke wrought iron work. Their range of work includes gates and railings, furniture and accessories for both home and garden, as well as a range of ground care, compact tractor and smallholder equipment. From their workshop in Axminster, Devon they use traditional blacksmithing techniques through to modern day equipment and technology which means there is not a lot they cannot make for you so if you are looking for bespoke made to measure iron work why not give them a call arrange a visit to the workshop to see how and what they do. Their aim is to turn your vision into reality.
Jarmanmurphy Garden Design
Sarah Jarman & Anna Murphy are Award Winning Garden Designers who have worked extensively on the Sitting Spiritually Garden.They are inspired by nature and the landscape, and seek to develop the patterns and feel of a place rather than manipulate it into something it is not. Balancing the ideas of their clients with a sense of place and site conditions, they create beautiful, immersive gardens.
The Garden will be open as follows: