THE MODERN MINT DIARY

Jun 17

High Impact, Low Maintenance – How to Plan your First Garden

If you want to know how to make the best of your first garden, but have no idea where to start, this is the talk for you! Darren Lerigo, Director of Modern Mint will guide you through the best way to use your outdoor room without having to spend hours nurturing and maintaining it! The talk will...

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Nov 19

What Do I Do With This Space?

What Do I Do With This Space? A question clients often ask us, a question we often ask ourselves. So it became the title of our new talk for winter 2014/2015... but to answer this question, we have realised, is a huge undertaking. Exploring potential answers left us delving deeper and deeper...

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Apr 10

Newbury Gardening Show

A homecoming event for Modern Mint - we are talking at the Newbury Garden Show! See us perform 'What Do I Do With This Space' over the 3 day event, or come and chat to us at our stall and try out the on-trend garden chairs we are offering this year...! See you...

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Jun 28

Chelsworth Open Gardens

Modern Mint are excited to announce we will have a stall at Chelsworth Open Gardens - the oldest and finest open gardens event in the country! Come and have a chat with us on Sunday June...

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Jun 19

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Modern Mint will be presenting their latest talk 'What Do I Do With This Space?' as well as exhibiting their products at Blenheim Palace Flower Show this June - Jo Swift should be hanging out with us to, as well as Mary Berry - how much fun will we have,...

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Aug 14

Shrewsbury Flower Show

Yes yes yes we know, we are going WAY out of our way to show our lovely products at this show - but it promises to be a fabulous couple of days, so we just had to get involved...!   Do come along and see us for a chat - there will be some great deals on...

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Jul 12

Ellesmere Village Show

Modern Mint shall be bringing our brand of organic and gorgeous products to Ellesmere in July, a beautiful little place to warm us up before the National Gardening Show a week later at Hylands Park - come and see what new products we have here this...

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Aug 01

Longstock Nursery

Our first foray back to our old stomping ground of Hampshire, to show off our wares at the Longstock Nursery - promises to be a fabulous day, so come and say...

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Aug 01

Sudbury Green Fair

We went to a Green Party Fair at Hadleigh in Suffolk earlier this year and had a brilliant time, so we have joined to go to the next one the Green Party run in Sudbury. Come and see us as we will have all manner of lovely things, some you cannot get on our...

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Sep 06

Plant Fair, Denbies

Modern Mint will be hanging out at Denbies Wine Estate in early September - why not come along and see what we are offering? You could even get yourself a glass of...

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Oct 03

Hadleigh Fair

Come and see us as we return to Hadleigh for the first time, a beautiful place and one where our copper tools did very...

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Nov 26

Salisbury Christmas Market

For the first time ever Modern Mint will be at Salisbury, for 11 whole days! We are so excited to share this time leading up to Christmas with you, so do join us there and see what you can get for Christmas. Please note that opening times are until 8pm on Thursday's... and dress...

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Dec 05

Hadleigh Fair

Your last chance to shop with us (okay okay, we do online, so not quite the last chance saloon...) but the last chance to take our lovely products home straight away. So come and say...

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Sep 03

WI Centennial Fair 2015

Wow, can you believe it! We will be at this massive event in the shopping hall at the WI Centennial Fair - roll on getting your gifts for...

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Mar 14

New City Girls WI

Darren will be presenting his talk 'What Do I Do With This Space?' at the New City Girls WI - at Chelmsford Cathedral no less! Cannot wait for this...

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Nov 22

Craft & Gift Fair, Denbies Wine Estate

We are at the wonderful Denbies Wine Estate this weekend - come and see our new products as we head towards Christmas...! Promises to be a wonderful event! See us here before we head off to Salisbury Christmas...

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Nov 12

Harbour Bazaar Charity Event

In aid of Ormiston families, Lady Xa Tollemache (garden designer) has invited stall holders with high quality and distinctive products to take part in this charity event. Admission is by ticket only and costs...

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Feb 03

Diluted

We will be presenting our new talk for 2016 'Diluted' - about our relationship with water in the garden - for the first time here at Shropshire Organic Gardeners. "Thank you so much for agreeing to come and talk to us, members will be thrilled to hear you are coming!" Shropshire Organic...

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May 23

Diluted

Our new garden talk for 2016 'Diluted' will be presented to Avon Organic gardeners in Bristol - come along and say...

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Nov 27

Compton Marbling Christmas Fair

Our second trip to the craft fair at Compton Marbling, we are under the overhang at the barn - and cannot wait! Last fair here was such a success we are eager to get back there in time for Christmas and share all the new products we have for keen gardeners - do come...

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Oct 31

Sudbury Eco Fair

The fantastic eco fair returns wit gifts and products and loads of ideas on how to reduce your impact on the environment - one of the most exciting fairs we have been invited to this year! See you...

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May 19

What Do I Do With This Space?

We will be presenting our most popular talk 'What Do I Do With This Space?' for Abbots Langley Gardening Society this evening, so do come and say hello - and of course, find out the answer to the title's...

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Jun 11

Roses and Posies Weekend

A rose themed weekend at RHS Hyde Hall, so come along, bury you nose into a beautiful posie for a sniff of perfume and say hello to Modern...

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Sep 19

Reepham Gardening Club

We have been asked to present our garden talk 'What Do I Do With This Space?' at Reepham Gardening Club in Norfolk. It will be an hour long talk with a chance to try and buy our lovely products from the Modern Mint Shop - will you come along and discover the answer to this difficult question -...

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Nov 12

Lavenham Christmas Craft Fair, Suffolk

Our first Christmas craft fair at Lavenham, lots of lovely stalls - and Modern Mint are there too, of course! If you want to see and try any of our lovely products, now is the time, so do come along and say...

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Oct 05

The Open University, Milton Keynes

Darren will be presenting his talk 'Diluted' for the Open University Garden club just after noon - the talk will take place in the Michael Young building at the Open University campus. Modern Mint will also have a small table of products so you can try some of their lovely items...

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May 29

Helmingham Hall Gardens

Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Helmingham Hall for the spring plant heritage fair. Lots of stalls for plants, tours of the garden and an artisan zone...

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Jul 17

Ellesmere Flower Show

Modern Mint will be at the Flower Show run by Ellesmere Garden Club in Mid-July this year, so do come along and try out some of our lovely products - as well as seeing some of our tester products for Christmas 2016! Yikes, is that really coming up so...

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May 21

The Hen Party

Come and see Modern Mint at the Hen Party in Benenden, Kent! We will have lots of our wonderful products and there is a hen and egg theme to the fair - so no poultry excuses for not going...

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Mar 26

Suffolk Flower Show

Darren will be giving two short demonstrations on working with plants during the day, so please do come and find Modern Mint at the Talks tent at the show. We will also have a table of our products for you to try out and are happy to answer any questions you may have - although if they aren't...

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Apr 09

Newbury Flower Show

A 2016 homecoming event for Modern Mint - we are talking at the Newbury Garden Show! Darren will be giving two short demonstrations on working with plants during the day, so please do come and find Modern Mint at the Talks tent at the show. We will also have a table of our products for you to...

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Apr 22

Newark Flower Show

Darren will be presenting two short demonstrations on working with plants, alongside Jo Swift of Gardeners' World, at the flower show this weekend. Modern Mint will also have a table of goodies for you to try out, so if you want to try anything that you have seen on our website or just have some...

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May 20

National Flower Show

Darren will be presenting two short demonstrations on working with plants at the flower show this weekend. Mary Berry will also open the show - but you would prefer to see Darren, right? Modern Mint will also have a table of goodies for you to try out, so if you want to try anything that you...

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Jun 03

Essex Flower Show

Darren will be presenting two short demonstrations on working with plants at the flower show this weekend. Modern Mint will also have a table of goodies for you to try out, so if you want to try anything that you have seen on our website or just have some gardening questions you need answers to,...

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Jun 17

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Darren will be presenting two short demonstrations on working with plants at the flower show this weekend. Ian Mckellen ('Sir' to me and you) will be opening the show. Modern Mint will also have a table of goodies for you to try out, so if you want to try anything that you have seen on our...

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Sep 03

New Hall Vineyards Wine Festival, Purleigh Essex

Modern Mint will have a stall at one of the best vineyards in the UK - do come along and try the wines (important) while Darren may well be showing you how to do some organic topiary... ... not that we suggest copious amounts of wine and sharp cutting implements are a good...

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Nov 17

Wealden Times Midwinter Fair, Tonbridge Kent

Modern Mint will be offering our products at one of the best fairs of the year - the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair. It is a brilliant place to buy your Christmas gifts so don't tally, get over to Kent and say hello to Modern Mint! (Please note the fair will be at The Hop Farm this year, a...

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Jun 09

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair

Modern Mint will be offering our products at one of the best fairs of the year - the Wealden Times Midsummer Fair. Try out our garden furniture, test out our tools and make sure you say hello to Modern Mint at Wealden Midsummer...

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Oct 08

Autumn Extravaganza, Sevenoaks Kent

Modern Mint will be exhibiting inside at the wonderful Great Comp Gardens Autumn Extravaganza - we love this area of the world and hope you will come and join us to say hello - and see what lovely items we have for you to try and buy at this time of year! Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face...

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Nov 12

Stylish Christmas Fair, Brighton

Join Modern Mint at the Stylish Christmas Fair, where we will be bringing our lovely garden and homewares to Brighton for the first time ever! Come and get your Christmas shopping...

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Nov 24

Salisbury Christmas Market

Modern Mint will be returning to Salisbury Christmas Market for the whole fair!   We had a wonderful time meeting the people of Salisbury last year and cannot wait to come back. We are so excited to share this time leading up to Christmas with you, so do join us there and see what you...

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Oct 10

Working with Plants

Darren will be presenting his talk 'Working With Plants' to the horticultural group here in Harold Hill, Essex - with a particular emphasis on shade...

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Apr 26

Brightlingsea Garden Club

Darren will be presenting 'What Do I Do With This Space?' as a late replacement for the original speaker. Do come along and say hello, and of course find out what the answer is to that important question- what DO I do with this...

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Nov 22

Beaufort Christmas Fair, Long Newnton Wiltshire

The Beaufort Christmas Fair is the home of Christmas shopping and we at Modern Mint will be making our first appearance here - and we are so excited! Do come and see us and see what wonderful goodies we have for your Christmas stockings in...

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May 17

Potting Up Peas

Darren will be showing the NCT Toddler group how to pot up peas, as well as discussing the best ideas for making a child friendly...

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Feb 07

Boxford Gardening Society

Darren will be presenting 'What Do I Do With This Space' - his talk on garden ideas for around the world. There will also be a chance to buy from our shop, with products on sale after the...

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Oct 06

Action Medical Research Fair, Layer Marney Tower, Essex

Shopping with a difference! All funds raised goes to Action Medical Research, admission is £5 to this gift fair where you can meet Modern Mint alongside a host of other stalls in this beautiful setting. Admission includes coffee and biscuits. Lunch will also be served so come in and have a...

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Mar 12

Talk at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Darren will be presenting a new talk titled Green Elements: Cultivating Your Garden in Extraordinary Times at the Quay Theatre in Sudbury. Tickets can be bought by clicking here. Discounts are available of groups, just call the box office for more information! This talk is in association...

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Mar 01

The Open University, Milton Keynes

Darren will be presenting his talk 'Cool Tools' for the Open University Garden club just after noon - the talk will take place in the Michael Young building at the Open University campus. Modern Mint will also have a small table of products so you can try some of their lovely items...

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Jan 16

Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

Darren will be presenting a pruning workshop for Chignal St James Horticultural Society, followed up with soup in the Three Elms pub - sounds good,...

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Dec 02

Cafe Teatret, Oslo, Norway

Darren will be presenting an altered version of his 2017 talk 'Green Elements' as part of the Imploding Fictions 10 year Jubilee Celebrations. Do visit if you happen to be in...

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Apr 02

Ted Hooper Memorial Lecture

Darren will be joining Essex Beekeepers Association to present a lecture on how gardening relates to beekeeping. Do visit the EBKA website for more...

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Apr 16

Cool Tools

Darren will be presenting 'Cool Tools', a practical talk with lots of pruning and chances to try out the...

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Mar 02

Planting For Pollinators

Darren will be presenting a slightly different talk for Harlow Beekeepers, who have requested ideas for planting for pollinators. You can find the meeting and other details here. And the talk will include the following.... What plants / shrubs / trees are good for pollinators, both for...

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Mar 29

Brightlingsea Garden Club

Darren will be presenting 'Cool Tools', a new talk that is fun and practical and lets the audience play with some sharp and shiny tools from...

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