All that glit­ters is not gold

Scottish Field - - GARDEN NEWS -

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.

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