1st+imageHeralded as the first of its kind in the UK, the Hannah Peschar Sulpture Garden is a hidden gem, open each year for a short time between April and October. Founded over 30 years ago by Hannah, the annual exhibtion of sculpture has grown to include upto 200 pieces each season, ranging from the figurative to the abstract. Each artwork is carefully placed amongst a rich landscape of broadleaved shrubs, mature trees and winding ponds and streams.

574e5a0070d21e0acd8674731dc0b10bThis year’s artists include the wood sculptor Walter Bailey, animal sculptor Alison Berman and botanical sculptor Peter Clarke.

All of the artworks are for sale, and for those wanting to purchase an artwork the team provide advice on how to place your new piece as well as the chance to pay in installments. If you’re not looking to buy a sculpture, then it’s certainly a good place to visit if you’re thinking about where to put a treasured object in your own garden – perhaps a beautiful pot, sun-dial or fountain – as each piece is carefully arranged, taking into account the trees, foliage and light.

Berman,+Alison+'Swaying+Horses'Opening Hours from 1st April to 30th October 2016

Thursday to Saturday – 11am to 6pm; Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday – 2pm to 5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday – By appointment only for groups of four or more adults (no concessions); Monday – closed.

General Admission (Thursday to Sunday); £10 Adult, £8 Concession, £7 Child (ages 4 to 16 inclusive) Under 4 years – free.

By Appointment – £12 per person. School and group rates are available.

Thiébaut+Chagué+'Vases+Comminicants+I+&+II'The garden is not fully accessible to wheelchairs or prams, though the team ask that you contact them ahead of your visit if you have questions or concerns. Telephone: 01306 627269 Email: hannahpescharsculpture@gmail.com

The garden is on clay and can be muddy and wet underfoot so it’s advised to wear suitable footwear. There are two picnic spots but no cafe, although local pubs etc are nearby. Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads.

See the link HERE for directions, and the website for further information. www.hannahpescharsculpture.com