Come see the secret garden of sculptures

Sculptures in the Garden, Turn End, Haddenham
Sculptures in the Garden, Turn End, Haddenham

Art fans will get the chance to buy a piece of unique art for their own back garden at a secret garden exhibition.

Sculpture in the Garden will be hosted by the Turn End Charitable Trust in secluded gardens at artist Peter Aldington’s home of Turn End in Haddenham, where visitors can enjoy the manicured landscape while browsing.

Curators Lendon Scantlebury and Lindsay Waring have brought together sculptures made from materials including stone, glass, wood and steel.

The pieces are all for sale, and are the handiwork of locak, national and international sculptors.

From traditional statues to pieces inspired by animals and plants, the sculptures have been chosen to complement any size garden or budget.

Aldington’s tucked-away gardens are an intriguing series of ‘garden rooms’ which envelop his post-war Grade II listed home.

It includes sunken gardens, raised beds, richly-planted borders, a curved lawn and a formal box garden – all lined by ancient brick walls and mature trees.

Sculpture in the Garden is spearheaded by Scantlebury, who has curated a number of successful exhibitions, including the recent Art in Ardington village event which attracted more than 6,000 people.

The Turn End Charitable Trust was established to foster the appreciation of links between architecture and garden design.

It organises events such as garden walks, open days, gardening classes and creative workshops at Turn End.

The house’s own artist in residence Heather Hunter will also be opening her studio throughout the exhibition.

Hunt frequently uses the garden for inspiration, and specialises in artists’ books and printing. She often runs workshops from Turn End.

The exhibition runs from July 5 to the 17 – with the exception of Monday July 7 – and tea and cakes will be available on the day in exchange for a small fee for charity.

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