3 new designs : February 2017
Courtenay has just completed 3 new greeting card designs which will be available to purchase from early March.
TM00-17 ‘BLACK AND WHITE TIGERS’ The intricate details of (clockwise top left) Jersey, Cream-spot, Wood and Scarlet Tiger moths are showcased in this new design
LT00-17 ‘LONG-TAILED TIT’ Long-tailed tit in Spring blossoms
SB00-17 ‘STAINED GLASS BATS’ Brown long-eared and pipistrelle bats fly around Large Yellow Underwing moths which are drawn to the moonlight in this Gothic-inspired stained glass rose window
College Lake Visitor Centre, Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre, Rutland Water Visitor Centre & Seasons & Reasons : February 2017
College Lake, part of Berkshire Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust which is a reserve created on an old chalk quarry. For the birdwatchers, they have 11 hides dotted around the reserve and they also cater for families with children with their ‘Nature Tots’ events. In the shop, our whole range of cards are available for purchase.
Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre is part of the Forestry Commission and is located 5 miles west of Keswick in the Lake District. With walking, biking, orienteering, children Wildplay trail, bike hire shop, GoApe Adventures and a cafe and shop, there will be plenty to keep you busy. They will complete the renovation of the shop and will be ready for the beginning of March so a selected range of our cards will be available to purchase in Cumbria.
Rutland Water Visitor Centre is located on the north east side of the Rutland Water Reservoir. Managed by Anglian Water, you will find children’s playgrounds, picnic areas, crazy golf, the ‘Rutland Belle’ tourist passenger boat, fishing and watersports shops, Bugtopia, Aqua Park Rutland, a cafe and a cafe bar restaurant. Included as well is the visitor centre with our ‘Osprey’ greeting card as Rutland Water is home to these birds. With Ospreys normally returning in March, this site is a good location to stop and explore.
Seasons & Reasons is located in the northwest Wales seaside town of Harlech which is home to the medieval Harlech Castle and within easy distance to Snowdonia National Park, the Glaslyn Osprey Project and Coed y Brenin Forest Park. We are now able to have an outlet in this area who can offer a comprehensive range of our wildlife greeting cards. Also, the shop is located at the top of one of the UK’s steepest drivable roads with a gradient of 40%.
Thorndon Countryside Centre & Reg Taylors Garden Centre : January 2017
Our two latest stockists of greeting cards: Thorndon Countryside Centre (Essex Wildlife Trust) in Brentwood has taken on our whole range of greeting cards to compliment their newly renovated visitor centre. A great location for visiting a vast expanse of ancient woods to walk the dog or walk the children. And Reg Taylors Garden Centre in Southwell has taken on a selected range to add to their lovely giftware shop. Certainly worth a visit for just to see their gift shop but being a garden centre, they naturally have everything for your garden plus a tea room for refreshments.
Creswell Crags Art Exhibition : extended until 5 March 2017
The exhibition of our art work at Creswell Crags is extended until the 5th of March. We have included some more pieces in the exhibition to include fire pokers and jewellery stands and botanical oil paintings.
The Naze Centre, Walton on the Naze : November 2016
The newest visitor centre, The Naze Centre in Essex Wildlife Trust has taken on a wide range of our greeting and notecards to compliment their lovely shop. Nice setting on the cliffs (which are home to fossils) above the North Sea with the 1720’s constructed Naze Tower within a stones throw of the centre. Good coffee to from their cafe so a good place for a walk and visit.
Signed Wildlife Prints : October 2016
There is a new line to compliment our wildlife greeting card range, large format signed prints. There are 8 designs, four are in colour and four are in black and white or sepia. All are personally signed by Courtenay Holden, are enclosed in a cello bag with a cardboard backing board. For details on each one, please visit the Shop.
Creswell Crags Art Exhibition : October 2016
Thanks to Creswell Crags, we have the opportunity to exhibit our range of art
from abstract paintings, greeting cards, signed prints and metalwork until the end of 2016. If you are in the Welbeck / Worksop area and wish to see the exhibit then please pay a visit to Creswell Crags Visitor Centre.
The Harley Gallery Welbeck : September 2016
The Harley Gallery in Welbeck Estate has added to their collection a large range of our greeting cards including the Christmas foil ‘Butterfly’ cards. With their extensive exhibitions and range of fine art works for sale, they are a must see in the Dukeries region.
Dormouse on hazel leaf
A limited number of sculpted cast Sleeping Dormouse on a hazel leaf are available to purchase. Finished as true to life or matt gold.
Blue Tin Produce farm shop : September 2016
After a visit to Castell Henllys Pembrokeshire and a query with us, Blue Tin Produce farm shop in the Chilterns has a selected range of wildlife greeting cards for purchase, along with their free range, traditionally reared, rare breed pork and beef plus many other produce items in their shop.
The Workhouse National Trust and Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife ‘Glaslyn Osprey Project’ : August 2016
The Workhouse, Southwell has become a stockist with a range of 10 designs available to purchase from their reception shop. Also welcome to Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Osprey Project based near Prenteg Porthmadog and is a community wildlife group set up in 2013 to continue the work of protecting breeding ospreys in the Glaslyn Valley.
‘Osprey’ design & notecard packs now available : August 2016
A new ‘Bird’ design is in stock and available for purchase. Along with this design, Courtenay has created a line of notecards which are available as 8 packs. We have a ‘Flying Insects’ series and ‘Bird’ series. The notecards are 65mm wide x 105mm high so they are perfect for writing a short message or just to say ‘thank you’. Details of OSPREY can be found here, details of notecard packs can be found here.
Calke Abbey and Lyveden New Bield National Trust shops : July 2016
Two National Trust shops have recently taken on our greeting cards. Calke Abbey which is south of Derby has an extensive shop with the full range of cards and Lyveden, located in-between Kettering and Peterborough, has a selected range to cater for their smaller shop.