Flower Portal Creative RetreatStart Date: 15th July 2022End Date: 16th July 2022Time: Friday 4.30pm until Saturday 5pm


Will you join us for this exciting retreat "Through The Looking Glass"

Join Artists Cheryl and Helen for an inspirational retreat " Through The Looking Glass "  We are excitied to be sharing this Flower Portal Retreat with you in this creative space, for what will be a gentle free flowing weekend of fun and creation.

We will meet on Friday evening and head to the ancient woodlands for Forest bathing,  Friday evening you will be gifted a secret envelope, the key to open  the portal of creation. Saturday morning before breakfast we welcome movement in the meadow followed by morning pages, a time to write, reflect, poems and  thoughts of the day.

Most of Saturday we will explore warmup art techniques and gentle fun excercises to get our creative juices flowing, then we aim to create a Willow Portal to the other worlds.

This retreat is the Buck Full Moon in cancer, a sensitive time in the element of water, where it is the taught that the deers antlers are in full growth and abundance, we will embrace the flow of our centres of creation and growth. Our intention is to explore portals to the stars through the eyes of flowers, working with our creative responses in the wild flower meadow.


Food and bunk barn accommodation included for 8 people only

Camping places available at a lower rate £150 for 4 people

Please bring bedding, suitable outdoor clothing and snacks. All creative equpment and tools will be provided.

National Meadow DayStart Date: 2nd July End Date: 3rd July


The Gathering Fields will be hosting National Meadows day this year in collaboration with Champion Bowland. A great day out with the family

To book  Meadow's Day Tickets

Saturday 2nd July – National Meadow Day

Sunday 3rd July – Northern Scythe Competition

Venue for both:  Swainshead Hall Farm, Over Wyresdale, LA2 9DN


Join us on the Saturday for guided tours in the meadow, meadow plant school, scything and hay time demonstrations, herbal tea and herbal essences, range of local craft stalls and demonstrations, local meadow plug plants to purchase, music and more! 

On the Sunday you can enjoy watching the Northern Scythe Competition, with lovely Lancashire grass to mow, a large practice area, individual and team comps with lots of medals!

Camping and bunkbarn accommodation will be available with a Saturday evening fire and bbq – more details will follow soon.

Refreshments & parking available.

Entry: £2 per adult, children free (monies raised with be donated to Champion Bowland)

With thanks to Studio Bakery who will be supplying the cakes on the day.