Last updated Wednesday 19th September 2018.
The festival is now over.

Raffle Winners

All winners of the 16 raffle prizes have now been notified and arrangements made for them to collect their prizes, thank you to all visitors who bought tickets this summer.

At the end of the final day Tom Lay from Macmillan accepted a cheque for £12515 being the monies raised for Macmillan Cancer Support from Driftwood private visits, grand artist raffle, Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail and visitor donations.

The final day of the fesival was glorious from a weather perspective. 160 visitors came and enjoyed the garden and the tea and cakes, with many picking up a final piece of art before the garden closed its gates for 2018.

Busy day on 1st September with 160 visitors. Caroline and Julia from N London spent 3 hours here and 3 hours back to see the garden and art! On 2nd September the draw for the raffle will take place at 4pm and Geoff Stonebanks will be presenting the cheque of all money raised for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2018 to Tom Lay from Macmillan shortly after.

We will top our 2017 fundraising totals this weekend during Artwave Open House Festival, all your donations, raffle ticket purchases and monies from tea, coffee and cake consumption goes to Macmillan Cancer Support Final chance to see Driftwood Garden East Sussex this year!

Great coverage of the 2nd week of the festival in the South Coast Argus on the 30th August! Come and see us for the final weekend on 1st and 2nd September. The draw for the raffle will take place at 4pm on Sunday 2nd and Geoff Stonebanks will be presenting the cheque of all money raised for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2018 to Tom Lay from Macmillan shortly after.

The fourth day of the festival was pretty grim with torrential rain and strong winds. 65 visitors braved the conditions and a very few had tea and cake in the summer house. Cassie Roberts sat in the shed to sell the raffle tickets!

Half page in South Coast Argus on Dorit Oliver Wolff signing copies of her book during 2nd weekend of Artwave Festival.

The third day of the festival was lovely and sunny and over 200 visitors, including BBC's Natalie Graham came along to see the garden. She met up with Dorit Oliver Wolff who was signing copies of her book too.

The second day of the festival was equally dreary from a weather point of view but the garden was brightened up by many colourful visitors enjoying both the art and the tea and cake.

Heidi and John and their 2 Jack Russells, on the right, came all the way from Essex to enjoy the garden while Pauline and Bob and their 2 friends returned for a second year to see the art.
Across the weekend we saw 277 visitors, raised 940 for Macmillan Cancer Support and had total sales of 4606.

The first day of the festival was rather grey and damp, however, 142 visitors came among and helped us raise over 500 for Macmillan Cancer Support and bought nearly 2000 worth of art into the bargain. Many enjoyed tea and cake in the garden too.

Wonderful coverage of the festival at Driftwood in the South Coast Argus on 16th August.

Lovely comment from a 2017 visitor
"Your garden is an amazing base for Artwave. We went to a few others and none came near in atmosphere or popularity."

The 2018 festival takes place on Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August and Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September, we will not open on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.

There will be a grand raffle of artist donated work raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Check out the raffle listing on the Macmillan Cancer Support website, here, too.

We use the garden at Driftwood, which has appeared on BBC Gardeners' World 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, and again in 2018 the garden has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, with over 80 excellent reviews.

The garden was also a finalist in the Lewes District Business Awards 2018 in the Tourist Destination of the year Award. It was also featured in the Daily Mail on 13th August.

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

The artists selected for 2018 appear below. It is regretted that Karen Ongley-Snook has had to withdraw and will not be exhibiting her work in 2018.

Mark Glassman ---- Chris Burchell Collins --- Paul Cox ---- Celia Chic
Pauline Findlay ---- Amanda Haines ---- Annie McMullan
Peter M Clarke ---- Marion Hanson-Smith ---- Ingrid Ridout
Elizabeth Edwards ---- Bob Brill ---- Carol Olsen
Estella Budd ---- Katie Green ---- Cici & Bumble.

Images and full details of all artists below. You can meet the following artists in the garden on the dates beside their name

Mark Glassman: every day
Celia Chic: every day
Ingrid Ridout: 19th and 25th August
Pauline Findlay: 18th August
Carol Olsen: 19th August & 2nd September
Amanda Haines: 19th & 25th August and 1st September
Chris Burchell Collins: 18th, 19th and 25th August
Peter M Clarke: 2nd September
Annie McMullan: 19th August and 2nd September.
Pauline Findlay of Studio Shards will be exhibiting her wonderful glass for the first time at Driftwood
Ingrid Ridout will be exhibiting her wire bonsai for the first time at Driftwood
Elizabeth Edwards will be exhibiting her wonderful embroideries and knitted pieces for the first time at Driftwood
Carol Olsen will be displaying her highly imaginative mirrors with photos and glass as borders!
Mark Glassman's garden studio will be open. NEW ARTIST 2018
Bob Brill will be displaying some of his amazing wire menagerie!
Celia Chic's beautiful range of hand-made shoppers will be displayed in the Summer House Paul Cox's imaginative garden decorations will be returning to the garden in 2018. Amanda Haines beautiful ceramic planters and bowls will be on sale at the top of the garden.
Chris Burchell Collins's plant supports will be on sale for the festival. Bonus artist, lovely vases and wall plaques by Estella Budd. Marion Hanson-Smith's amazing glass garden decorations will be displayed in the garden.
Peter M Clarke will be displaying his beautiful sculpture again including this copper leaf form. Annia McMullan's stunning fused glass will be on display.
2 more bonus artists in the garden as well! Sarah's amazing knitted cacti and a few mosaics by Katie Green.

Artists will be asked again to donate a piece of their work for the 2018 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.

All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Since we first started raising money at Artwave for them in 2011, we have raised over 10000. 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 44000 from the
Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail totalling over 54000 for the new Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton in 8 years with other events in the garden!

Below are the prizes donated by generous artists and others for the 2018 raffle.

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.

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.

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 2017 at Driftwood here .