New sculptures lure garden visitors

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, near Romsey, continues to showcase over 100 exciting new sculptures for Art in the Garden's 18th year

Jun 16 2017

New sculptures lure garden visitors

The sculptures are made from various mediums including glass, ceramic, marble, copper and recycled materials.

Creating a striking outline this year is a giant Walking Ammonite (pictured) by Isle of Wight artist, Glenn Martin. Glenn makes sculptures that are inspired by nature, creating his organic forms from recycled materials. The sculpture is bound to delight and intrigue children and adults alike.

Stan Jankowski is exhibiting again,  and has proved to be one of the best selling artists with his exquisitely crafted wind mobiles. The copper disks appear to move effortlessly and silently in the wind, creating a dialogue with the viewer and prompting curiosity about how the sculpture works.

The ceramic artist, Renee Kilburn, has created some vibrant urns and wall flowers. Their colours and shapes are full of imagination and playfulness.

Curator Jo Field, carefully chooses the locations for the sculptures throughout the Gardens. She explains: “The installation of sculptures into our beautifully landscaped gardens creates an added dynamism and interest.

“Art in the Garden continues to extend its range and diversity. This year we have an exquisite Heron from wildlife sculptor, Sophie Louise White. She captures the intrinsic essence of her subject and has created a harmonious balance of movement, elegance and poise.

“There is always something to please everyone and we are delighted to welcome so many talented and diverse artists’.

Art in the Garden runs until 15 October 2017

For more information visit Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is open all year round. The magnificent collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world grows in a variety of superb themed landscapes set over 180 acres. Excellent Restaurant and Summer Tea Rooms. All ability paths. Childrens’ play features include a stunning Tree House, flying carpet swing and extended bamboo tunnels.