Garden gallery to open for business
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This summer’s Sculpture in the Garden show at Godinton House, near Ashford, will bring together the work of 18 British artists.
The event runs from Saturday, July 22, until Sunday, August 13, with the gardens open daily from 1pm to 6pm.
The artists are chosen for their range of styles and materials.
Richard Cresswell will be showing his steel and aluminium ‘Murmuration’; Lynn Baker her glass daisies and tulips; and Jo Ansell will be returning to the show with her stylised stone figures.
Six of the artists are new to the show and all work will be for sale.
Godinton’s head gardener, Viv Hunt, who organises the annual event, said: “We are always thrilled to install the new work and see how it brings the garden to life.
“It’s a real joy to make the gar- den into a gallery for three weeks every year.
“This year we have work for every bit of the garden – carved wood and stone for the Wild Garden, shining aluminium abstracts on the formal lawns and ponds, charming smaller figurative work for the intimate Italian Garden. Every piece has its own space.”
The show is also an opportunity to see the ‘Tempesta’ sculpture, unveiled in March by the artist Emily Young.
Admission to the garden is £5 for adults, and £9 for the house and garden, children under 16 are free.
Jo Ansell’s stylised stone figures, left, and work by Gilbert Whyman, right, just some of the pieces on show at Godinton