Gar­den gallery to open for busi­ness

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On - By Molly Mile­ham-Chappell

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

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