KEEP IT LOCAL CRAFT SHOWS

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Coolings Nurseries is a well-known garden centre with two sites in the Knockholt/Badgers Mount area between Sevenoaks and Orpington – postcode TN14 7NN. They have been voted Which Magazine’s Best UK Garden Centre for both 2010 & 2011 and in Spring their footfall can be upwards of 5,000 people over a weekend (split roughly equally and weather dependent).  It is lower in the Summer and Autumn, but nevertheless significant.  


The Keep it Local team first ran a series of successful craft shows at Coolings in 2012.  Just 15 stalls in the Lecture Room.  The visitors were delighted with the standard and variety of work offered, despite the small venue.  Then in 2013, we were able to use the lovely marquee on Arthur's Lawn which Coolings put up on for their Centenary events and in 2014 we moved into the spacious glasshouse events building. In 2015 and 2016 we learned that June is just too hot in a glasshouse, so we've organised three events in the glasshouse in 2017 and one on Arthur's Lawn - all of which run from Friday to Sunday, 10:00 - 4:30pm.

 

Spring            31st March - 2nd April 2017 

Midsummer   16th - 18th June 2017 (Sunday is Father's Day and this event is in gazebos on Arthur's lawn)

Autumn         15th - 17th September 2017

Christmas      1st - 3rd December 2017


During 2016, we welcomed between 532 and 1254 visitors to this venue each day.  We advertise in Coolings' Cutting Magazine which goes out to 33,000 homes locally and put posters up in libraries, post offices, village halls, corner shops and supermarkets within a ten mile radius. 


Coolings specialise in plants. They are an award winning nursery - one of the largest in the country.  There is plenty of free parking and the wonderful Arthur's restaurant on site.  Coolings address is Rushmore Hill, Knockholt, Kent  TN14 7NN.  Tel:  01959 532269