Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a new initiative at Blandford Manor.


Artists are free to display their art in the gardens at Blandford Manor on the first week-end of the month.

There are, inevitably, some rules, but they are pretty simple, as follows:

  • We don’t judge you, if you think your art is worth displaying, then give it a try, you have nothing to lose.
  • Entrance is currently free for the artist, but any family members accompanying the artist must pay our normal entry fee of R50 pp
  • This initiative is intended to assist artists, art must therefore be your own work, we do not allow the selling of artwork by third parties or companies
  • Please bring you own chairs, tables, display boards, easels etc. We supply nothing, that includes power.
  • Whatever you bring must be taken home, we do not store items at Blandford Manor.
  • No access by vehicles into the gardens – please park in our regular car park and take your paintings etc from there – note our staff are NOT available to assist.
  • Please remember that no children under 15 years of age are permitted at Blandford Manor, this applies to artists family as well as visitors
  • We have a credit card machine that may be used to facilitate your sales, however please note that we charge 5% for this facility (10% for American Express and Diners Club) and will deposit the proceeds into your account, we do not pay out cash.
  • No food or drink may be brought in, you are welcome to purchase anything you need from our restaurant.
  • Please do nothing to damage the grass or plants, this is a botanical garden
  • Please restrict your activities to our standard operating hours – there are NO extensions allowed for setting up and breaking down your displays
  • No music permitted, not even soft music
  • This is NOT a Flea market, only bone fide works of art are permitted
  • No structures are allowed, an umbrella or small gazebo are permitted
  • Art may be displayed only in the area(s) provided, please do not choose an area without approval from management