Straw sculptures in NGS-backed art trail

GMG's Rebecca Pow reveals how her meadow will be transformed.
ART AND gardens have been combined in a tie-up between Somerset Art Works, a charity behind Somerset Arts Week, and the National Gardens Scheme.
The Abundance Art Trail runs through eight private gardens, including Garden Media Guild (GMG) member Rebecca Pow's Tuckers Farmhouse near Taunton, where Martock-based artist Bryony Tidball is creating a giant apple straw sculpture in the meadow.
Bryony will be at the farmhouse on September 22 for visitors to talk to,and there will also be a Pop-Up Meadow, with butterflies and ftowers mode by the children from four Taunton Schools helped by artist Freya Morgan (
Fyrse Cottage garden, created by landscape architect Stephanie Crockett, will open with Tuckers Farmhouse in Stoke St Mary, giving visitors two gardens to enjoy on September 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 11am-4pm.
Each of the eight gardens has been teamed with an artist or sculptor who will create something inspired by property's
history or setting. These include Megan Colver, Fiona Campbell, Alison Cockcroft, Kitty Hiller, Leah Hislop, Sue Palmer and Gillion Widden.
The trail includes The Walled Gardens of Cannington (near Bridgwater,Sedgemoor), Little Yarford Farmhouse (Kingston St Mary, near Taunton). Tuckers Farmhouse and Fyrse Cottage (Stoke St Mary, near Taunton), Aller Farmhouse (Williton, West Somerset). Tintinhull Gorden (Tintinhull), Esotera (Foddington. near Babcory) and Henley Mill (Wookey, Mendip).
The Abundance Art Trail takes place from September 21 to October 6, with entrance fees from £3.50 to £5 or £20 for all the gardens.