THE MODERN MINT BLOG
This week, from Thursday to Saturday, you will be able to find Modern Mint at the Wealden Summer Fair!
It is a really fantastic show, with a hand-picked variety of stalls that will mean you have a great chance of finding something amazing for your home (and garden) as well as gifts for people in your life.
We get a lot of our shopping done there!
Modern Mint will be taking our latest product, an eco-friendly gardening hat that is guaranteed to keep off the sun and rain!
The Wealden Summer Fair is one from 9am-4.30pm each day and will be held at Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden.
Sat nav postcode is TN17 4JA.
We will be back at Wealden in November too, for the winter fair – but hope to see you this week while the sun is shining!
If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph
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