All that glitters is not gold
The National Trust for Scotland has created a new silverthemed garden in the grounds of Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran. The ‘Silver Garden,’ which reflects the castle’s extensive silver collection, is part of ongoing works that the conservation charity hope will boost visitors from around 45,000 visitors per year to 100,000. The garden includes four new art installations, along with a silver talking tube, xylophone, and windchimes. Among the new sculptures is a life-size statue of a stag, created by artist Sally Matthews and crafted from leaves of Arran Whitebeam and bracken. The piece was inspired by the famous White Stag on Arran, a mythical creature said to have been spotted on the island around the Lochranza area.