Friday, 21 April 2017

The Sculpture Park

Over Easter, I visited 'The Sculpture Park' at Churt, near Farnham, in Surrey.  The website describes it as 'the world’s largest all year sculpture exhibition with over 300 artists showcasing 600 sculptures'.  The sculptures have been imaginatively set amongst woods and around water gardens.  Many of the pieces seemed greatly enhanced by their setting.  In order to best view the collection, you are encouraged to follow 4 trails, indicated with coloured markers, which wind around the park.

Virtually every piece is for sale, with prices to suit all budgets, from the comfortably off to the obscenely wealthy.  A fabulous driftwood dragon, perched atop a stone and iron pagoda, cost more than my house.  The changing nature of the inventory and the natural setting mean that you could come again, at another time of year, and get a completely different experience.  A visit also requires a full day if you hope to see everything.  We were there for 3 hours and only managed 2 of the 4 trails.  Of course the journey was slowed by some idiot who kept stopping to take photos.


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