Posts Tagged ‘Garden Sculpture’

A visit to the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 12th Sep 2013 in Inspiration

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden Lisa Cox

A few weeks back I visited the Hannah Peschar sculpture garden near Ockley in Surrey.  What an amazing place!  I’ve wanted to go for years, but never quite got there, so I grabbed the chance when one of the members of my Society of Garden Designers cluster group organised a visit there.

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden in Surrey Lisa Cox

The garden is very shady so most of the planting is green with an emphasis on the foliage to create drama and interest.  Hannah’s husband, Anthony Paul, is an award winning Landscape Designer and together they have created a very magical place.

'Worlds' by Anthony Fagin

Anthony Fagin ‘Worlds’

Each piece of sculpture exhibited is selected by Hannah and ranges in style from figurative to highly abstract.  The photographs in this post were taken by me and I hope give you a flavour of the garden and what’s on show there. But if you want to see more of what’s in store, there’s an extensive list of represented artists and their work on the Hannah Peschar website.

'Bono' sculpture by Guy Portelli

Guy Portelli ‘Bono’

The weather was wet, but with the cover from the trees and the use of my brolly, I was still able to get lost in the act of taking photographs.  In fact, I was so immersed in what I was doing that Hannah had to remind us what the closing time was!

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden Ockley Lisa Cox

'Portal' by Fiamma Montagu

Fiamma Montagu ‘Portal’

What I loved most about the garden was the ability to get lost in the garden.  As we walked round the garden, from one area to the next, we were surprised and delighted by the next piece of sculpture that seemed just perfect for the position it had been given.

Swirl by Ben Barrell

Ben Barrell ‘Swirl’

'Grow' sculpture by Robert Jarvis

Robert Jarvis ‘Grow’

'Carbon' sculpture by Rebecca Newnham

Rebecca Newnham ‘Carbon’

From a Garden Designer’s view it was very inspirational too.  For me it was really interesting to see the plants playing such a crucial role in the structure of the garden.

They added drama, softness and texture and they also divided the space up in a setting with very little hard landscaping.  I absolutely loved it!

Lotus sculpture by Rebecca Newnham

Rebecca Newnham ‘Lotus’

The garden is open to the public from May to end of October on fridays and saturdays between 11am-6pm and on sundays and bank holidays from 2pm-5pm.  Visits can be arranged by appointment at other times.  For full details please refer to the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden website.


(Images: Lisa Cox)

Fabulous metal garden sculpture by Andrew Kay

0 Written by Lisa on 30th Aug 2013 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

Heron by lake by Andrew Kay sculpture

I was looking through the latest edition of the Garden Design Journal last week and came across the work of Andrew Kay who hand crafts the most amazing metal animal sculptures. Read more

Amazing work by chainsaw sculptor Ella Fielding

1 Written by Lisa on 2nd Aug 2013 in Inspiration

Squirrel commissioned for Paul Smith Shop in Japan by Ella Fielding

I was introduced to Ella Fielding at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this year as she had created the wonderful timber sculptures for the Plant Heritage stand.  My friend and fellow garden designer, Selina Botham, designed the stand and she worked with Ella to bring her initial ideas to life.  The judges awarded them a Silver-Gilt Flora medal. Read more

James Doran-Webb at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

1 Written by Lisa on 29th May 2013 in Inspiration

Lion in tree at Chelsea 2013 James Doran Webb

I featured James  Doran-Webb’s work following last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and it was great to chat to him again this year. Read more

Handmade garden sculpture by David Harber

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd Oct 2012 in Inspiration

I was first introduced to David Harber by Fiona Stephenson who I worked with when I was training.  Sadly I have not yet been able to feature any of David’s work in any of my designs, but I’m sure I will at some point in the future. Read more

Introducing garden sculptor, Beatrice Hoffman

1 Written by Lisa on 27th Jul 2012 in Inspiration

I was introduced to Beatrice Hoffman by Emma Riley and Alison Ramsay of The Art Agency in Esher as they often display her smaller pieces in the gallery. Read more

Amazing driftwood sculptures by James Doran Webb

6 Written by Lisa on 15th Jun 2012 in Inspiration

I’m sure you know by now just how much I love going to the Chelsea Flower Show and it’s not only for the show gardens and floral exhibits.  It’s great to see what else is new; products, furniture, water features, garden accessories, and I especially love to take time to see the garden art and sculpture. Read more

A Visit to the Maundy Todd Sculpture Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Jun 2011 in Design Tips, Inspiration

I coordinate a local Society of Garden Designers’ cluster group and last week we visited the Maundy Todd Sculpture Garden and gallery in New Malden.  Set in Maundy’s own beautiful house and garden she exhibits the work of contemporary British sculptors who make limited editions or unique pieces for the garden and home. Read more

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