A stone cold clas­sic

Midland Reporter - - News -

ROMANCING the Stone Gar­dens in Maida Vale will host a free art in the garden event this week­end.

Owner Tom Hogg said vis­i­tors could view art­works by the Lilac Hill Art Group while strolling through the pic­turesque gar­dens.

“It will be held in the beau­ti­ful Romancing the Stone Gar­dens and vis­i­tors will be able to view art by eight lo­cal artists,” he said.

“The public is in­vited to wan­der the gar­dens and have morning or af­ter­noon tea with us.”

Mr Hogg said when he moved to the prop­erty in 2000, the half-hectare prop­erty was a “jun­gle mess”. With no land­scap­ing back­ground, the self-taught stone­ma­son trans­formed the block into an award-win­ning garden and am­phithe­atre called Romancing the Stone and Lit­tle Covent Garden re­spec­tively.

The garden is also lit­tered with stat­ues, cu­rios and hand-painted signs dis­play­ing pos­i­tive adages that re­flect Mr Hogg’s com­mu­nity minded ap­proach in its cre­ation.

The art in the garden event will be held from Fri­day, April 21, to Sun­day, April 23, from 9am to 5pm at 3 Lil­ian Road, Maida Vale.

All art­works will be for sale.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d468022

Tom Hogg, of Maida Vale, and Harry Bar­den, of Stratton, ahead of the Art in the Garden ex­hi­bi­tion.

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