HoBB Biennial (Part of Herefordshire Art Week)

Herefordshire Art WeekApplications for the HoBB Biennial 2010 start in July 2009.

For h.Art week 2009 information, visit www.h-art.org.uk

HoBB Biennial 2008 was celebrated during h.Art week (Herefordshire’s Open Studio event) with a ‘behind the scenes’ exhibition of eight HoBBian projects.

It was a rare chance for visitors, both public and fellow designer-makers, to see and discuss all matters of art, craft and design in the informal and enchanting setting of the HoBB Garden Studio.

We held several special events during the week including: Talks, HoBB Garden Overground Tours plus Hypertuffa & Papercrete Garden Sculpt Demonstrations.

On display were a selection of drawings, paintings, writings, sculpture, constructions, installations, photography, designs, lettering, crafts, topiary and woodwork.

With over 127 studio venues taking part in h.Art 2008, visitors enjoyed a wealth of direct contact with all manner of creative talent over a one week holiday period.

World of Water Volunteering

water VThrough the work of friends and volunteers, the HoBB Gardens continues to provide an outstanding countryside location for visitors to ‘rest, talk, think, walk, listen, work and play’ – together in shared understandings and actions.

We are always seeking new volunteers to help us with the myriad of projects and are ever thankful to the members of organisations like WWOOF (www.wwoof.com), Help Exchange and PAVO (Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations).

Garden volunteers work together to develop the HoBB Gardens into a peaceful place for meetings of mind and spirit amidst interesting plantings and landscape displays, all the while learning more about plants and gardening.

Many kinds of volunteers are needed including those with administrative skills and those who wish to help with special projects and events at the gardens throughout the year. Volunteers are also welcome to join our speaker’s bureau. These volunteers are then available to any organization wishing a presentation to learn more about our gardens and current activities.

Volunteers come for weekends/weeks/months. Local volunteers for a few hours each week.

Some volunteers support online from home.

WoW volunteers tackle a variety of projects from admin., research, field centre maintenance, construction, food growing.

If you like gardening with water, you can come and dig in the dirt, plant, weed, mulch, trim, pleach, clear streams, mow, pick fruit in season, jump in leaves and learn more about plants.

If you want to learn more about water projects on the design, exhibition, research, construction, IT, and art side, there are also opportunities to jump in and make waves for us.

What do you need to bring?
Just your enthusiasm and if you have green fingers, bring your favourite gardening shoes/ boots and gloves!

Come and join in the fun and help our charity with its water education work here at the HoBB and help us plan our future aid and outreach projects. We want all to enjoy water and care for waterlife.

World of Water (Reg.Charity 327188)
“Caring for the Solution”

WoW volunteer weekends and weeks are run at the HoBB through free membership of HelpX.net Visit our profile.