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Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Standon Lane | Black and White Cottage, Ockley RH5 5QU, England
+44 1306 627269
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Magical

A magical paradise with an interesting sculpture round every corner. Very wild ,almost tropical... read more

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melissalynch2017
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Enchanted garden

This sculpture garden the moment you step into is like another world . So many magnificent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen T
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Redhill, England, United Kingdom
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Broadleaved plants and mature trees support, frame and enhance a changing collection of contemporary sculpture in the stunning garden that Hannah and Anthony created over 30 years ago. The Sculpture Garden now hosts nearly 150 pieces by 40 plus artists from Britain and the rest of Europe every summer season. There is a vast range of materials that can be shown outdoors; from the traditional carved stone & woods, cast & welded metals, to more contemporary materials such as glass and fired clay. The exhibition runs for 6 months over the summer season. The garden plays host to a number of schools, art and garden clubs, societies and other groups. Visitors often return year after year to see the ever-changing collection. The placement of the sculpture is the key aspect that makes Hannah and Anthony's garden so magical. A strong connection between art and nature is crucial; be it the way a plant frames the piece, how the piece accentuates the surrounding planting (such as the texture of the trees or the colour of the moss), or how a shaft of sunlight plays across the surface of the sculpture. In Hannah's mind, the most boring location to place a piece is in the centre of the lawn. Part of the joy is discovering pieces hidden in secluded parts of the garden; creating surprise and intrigue at every turn.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Standon Lane | Black and White Cottage, Ockley RH5 5QU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A magical paradise with an interesting sculpture round every corner. Very wild ,almost tropical feel to the gardens. Peaceful and tranquil. Not suitable for wheelchairs or prams/buggies as most paths uneven and some steep paths. Plenty places to stop and have a picnic. Well worth...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This sculpture garden the moment you step into is like another world . So many magnificent sculptures amongst a setting that you find yourself immersed into another otherworldly place . Fantasy land of huge plants and equally sculptural trees and plants . We didn’t want...More

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you turn into this place you begin to get lost in the beauty and magic of this special place. The garden is stunningly wild with little quiet corners and lovely water features. The artworks are really varied and beautifully positioned to make...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My older family (no option for this under type of visit) took me there for my birthday. Sculptures amazing however didn't seem very organised because we had to keep back tracking. A very alarming feature was the abundance of Giant Hogweed - a very invasive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took two of our Grandchildren to see the Sculptures; they probably enjoyed exploring the garden and acting as "pathfinders" more than the sculptures, which are very expensive but of high quality. 90 minutes just seem to fly by! Entrance fees were on the high(ish)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem this place is! The gardens themselves are remarkable - even without the sculptures it would be worth visiting and spending some time exploring. But the sculptures really make the place special. They are carefully positioned, sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden, to create a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent if slightly expensive attraction. Some interesting art - but it’s the gardens that are the real attraction. A great idea mixing art and nature.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Whether you like art, gardening, photography or just like days out, this is an amazing place! You never know what you'll see around the corner and there are so many areas to explore that'd this will keep children fascinated too. You're given a guide to...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The lush green, bird song, sound of running water, ducks in the water - a rural idyll with top clas sculpture popping up at every turn - an enchanted garden in magic woodland.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

I've lived in the nearby area for 27 years and never knew this garden existed. Visited last Saturday and was simply blown away by how satggeringly beautiful this garden is. I would go as far as to say it beats Heligan! Staff incredibly helpful and...More

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Joyce G
October 8, 2016|
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Response from HPSculptureGarden | Property representative |
Hi Joyce, I've answered your other post as well - but just to make sure that you get the directions, please find them below. We are open to the public on Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and Sunday from 2pm to... More
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Joyce G
October 8, 2016|
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Response from HPSculptureGarden | Property representative |
Hi Joyce, Directions and maps can be found on our website - hannahpescharsculpture. com SatNavs do not always work round here, so please look on a map before you come. If you are coming from the A29: continue through... More
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August 16, 2015|
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Response from HPSculptureGarden | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for all your answers - I can confirm that yes, dogs are allowed so long as you keep him/her on a lead and bring a baggie with you for any little 'accidents'. We love dogs!
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