twitter @driftwoodbysea

Last updated Sunday 20th August 2017.

If you have any queries on Artwave at Driftwood, you can e mail us, or call us on 01323 899296.

The 2017 Festival began on 19th August.
Driftwood is now open on 20th & 26th/27th August and 2nd/3rd September 2017.

Please note, we are not open on Bank Holiday Monday.
If you cannot make any of the weekend dates, then please call and arrange a private visit, Monday to Friday, between 21st August and 1st September. Tea and cakes can also be provided upon request!

Fabulous 1st day of the festival! We saw 157 lovely visitors throughout the day. Wonderful donations for Macmillan Cancer Support of 101, sales of artist donated raffle tickets of 131 and a total sales of art, teas and cakes, in excess of 2000. What a day! Thank you so much to all those who came, some from afar, British Virgin Islands, France, India, London to name but a few! We'll be doing it all again tomorrow from 11am!

We have had great coverage in the local press, with the piece above in Sussex Express and 2 articles on line with both Mid Sussex Times and Sussex Express.

We use the garden at Driftwood, which has appeared on BBC Gardeners' World last Autumn and was a finalist in Gardeners' World Magazine in the Garden of the Year Awards 2016, as the back drop to display art, ceramics and sculpture at their very best. In 2017 the garden was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, with over 63 excellent reviews.

Click HERE to see a map and parking arrangements. We are right on the Brighton & Hove "Coaster" 12/12a bus route as well!

The 2017 selected artists are below.

Mark Glassman ---- Frances Doherty ---- Paul Cox ---- Celia Chic
Lee Highley ---- Jim Pilston ---- Karen Ongley-Snook ---- Si Uwins
Anne Megan Griffiths ---- Amanda Haines ---- Chris Brookes ---- Peter M Clarke
Annie McMullan ---- Serena Thirkell ---- Chris Burchell Collins
Marion Hanson-Smith

Driftwood Garden Site

You can meet these artists in the garden on the following days:- Mark Glassman - every day, Chris Burchell Collins - 26th & 27th August, Jim Pilston - 3rd September, Marion Hanson Smith - 20th August & 2nd September, Si Uwins - most days, Karen Ongley Snook - Sunday 3rd September, Celia Chic - every day, Annie McMullan - 20th August, Anne Megan Griffiths - 27th Aug and 2nd September.

NEW FOR 2017
Beautiful glasswork by Karen Ongley-Snook, from these stunning seaside pieces to amazing glass panels. Glass fish as seen on Tv for Hampton Court Flower Show.
NEW FOR 2017
Beautiful rusted metal sculpture by Chris Brookes make their debut at Driftwood Artwave for 2017.
NEW FOR 2017
Stunning wooden carved sculpture by Si Uwins return to the garden after 3 years absence.
Annie McMullan returns for a second year to the garden with her beautiful glass pieces. NEW FOR 2017
Marian Hanson-Smith's beautiful fused glass flowers.
Mark Glassman will have his beautiful garden studio open with his paintings on show.
Frances Doherty's stunning ceramics will grace the garden again this season. Peter M Clarke's stunning garden sculpture will be on view. Amanda Haines returns to the garden with her delightful garden ceramics!
Anne Megan Griffiths will have her gorgeous ceramics on show in the garden. Lee Highley's seaside planters and wall plaques will be displayed around the garden. Celia Chic displays her imaginative shoppers and scarves for 2017
Chris Burchell Collins's practical garden supports will once again be on sale. Serena Thirkell's creative metal sculpture will be on show again for 2017 Paul Cox is back again with his delightful garden sculpture pieces.
Jim Pilston will have a range of his unique garden pieces on show.

Many artists have donated a piece of their work for the 2017 grand raffle of artist donated work in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets are being sold throughout the summer in the garden and the draw will take place at 4pm on the final day of Artwave, drawn by Joelle Leader, Macmillan's Director of Volunteering.

In addition to this one of the suppliers of goods to the garden, Bakker has very generously donated this adorable gnome, retailing at £25.95. Thank you so much.

In addition to the unique art on show, we serve fabulous refreshments, tea, coffee, sweet and savoury cup cakes all on trays with vintage china.

On the final day of the 2016 festival we presented Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for £8000, monies raised from the Artwave raffle, Macmillan Garden Trail and private visits to Driftwood. In December 2016 Geoff was presented with an award by More Radio for Fundraiser of the Year.

All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Since we first started raising money at Artwave for them in 2011, we have raised nearly 9000. This was achieved by asking for donations from those who had enjoyed looking around the garden and running a grand raffle with great prizes donated by the artists themselves. In addition to this, through the Driftwood Fundraising Group, a figure of 42000 from the
Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail totalling over 52000 for the new Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton in 7 years with other events in the garden!

Visitors are able to take tea on the beach garden at the front of the house with stunning views of the sea, or sat amongst the sumptuous planting and the art at the rear of the house.

A recent visitor said about the garden on TripAdvisor , "A garden once visited unlikely to be forgotten. Not totally a plantsmans garden, but never meant to be so, although the planting is glorious. A seaside themed garden, back and front and full of surprises whichever way you turn. Whilst compact it packs such a lot of punch, hitting above its size, with something for everyone. Plenty of seating but be prepared for some small climbs as you tour the garden. Geoff your host is charming: undeniably worth the effort to visit this lovely garden when it is open!"
So.... just imagine what it will be like with all the gorgeous art to add to the canvas!

Driftwood Garden was featured on Good Morning Britain in 2014 and featured in the Sunday Telegraph in 2015, so come and see the real thing while enjoying the stunning art on display!

You can read all about Artwave 2016 at Driftwood here .