The Surrey Sculpture Trail is a magical walk through the woods that everyone will want to try
Visitors to a much-loved garden in Chiddingfold over the next few weeks will have a rare chance to see a collection of inspiring original sculptures, created by professional and emerging artists. Ramster Garden is hosting the Surrey Sculpture Society exhibition from this Friday (April 22) until June 5.
The sculptures will be staged around the 25-acre space, amidst the garden’s breathtaking array of over 300 rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias that burst into color at this time of year. The sculptures will be strategically positioned throughout the gardens, ranging from modern abstract to more classical styles, using ceramic, metal, glass, stone, wood and bronze – each piece being accompanied by the statement of the artist.
The sculptures will be on sale during the event, allowing visitors to take their favorite pieces home and make them eye-catching focal points in gardens, conservatories and interiors. Visitors will also be able to enjoy delicious cakes, sandwiches, snacks and drinks from the garden tea house.
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The Surrey Sculpture Society began in 1994. It has exhibited at several renowned historic venues across the country including RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Beaulieu Stately Home and Motor Museum, Fulham Palace and Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. This is the second year that the Sculpture Trail has taken place at Ramster Garden.
“I am delighted to be involved with the team organizing our second exhibition at the lovely Ramster Garden,” said Gill Lawson, exhibition manager for the society. “It was such a hit last year with many visitors commenting on the suitability of the gardens to show off the sculptures and how relaxed their visit was. This year the trail will run alongside the main path, and although it is not from the tarmac, it is level and will therefore allow inclusive access not only to the sculptures but to the beautification of Ramster in the spring.
Ramster Hall and Garden has been owned by the same family for over 90 years. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the spring, entry costs £8 for adults, £4 for registered disabled people (their carers enter free) and £3 for children aged 3 to 16 accompanied by a adult. Children under five enter for free. The land is located 2.4km south of Chiddingfold on the A283 at postcode GU8 4SN. A free parking is available.