The weather was nearly kind to us, at least no hail or storms this year. It wasn't over warm on Monday and there were a few spots of rain, but nowhere near as bad as the forecast.
The visitor numbers were up on last year and from what we can gather from your feedback, you found lovely things to buy and join in with.
Here are some pictures we took ...
Starting with gardens:
|Bunting to highlight the venues (it works -some visitors stopped because of the bunting to join in)|
A selection of the artists:
|Michelle Gillam Hull|
|On the children's trail - make your own stonehenge|
|Joliba Drummers with a young hopeful|
|Storytelling in action with Sophie Snell|
|Artcore and Indian block printing in progress|
We hope to have a bit of film to add soon and we hope that if anyone has any more pictures of the festival or comments for our attention that you send these to us at startlearts.yahoo.co.uk.
Don't forget - if you want to get involved in the festival next year as an organiser, venue, artist, performer - get in touch with us on the above email.
If you just love visiting, then watch this space for more details, or get yourself on the mailing list for the Beetroot Tree where we will let you know what the plans are.