Throughout the early autumn Avebury Manor garden in Wiltshire once again becomes an art gallery, with over 80 sculptures to be found at every turn.

Sculptures will be thoughtfully placed throughout the National Trust garden, with stone sculptures in the borders and even a shoal of fish bobbing above the flowers. The exhibition contains pieces that are thought-provoking, delightful and amusing set within the garden ‘rooms’; each with its own individual character.

Hazel Barry-Scott, Senior Visitor Experience Officer, and organiser, said ‘Now in its third year, this exhibition has become a well-established feature in the Avebury calendar.  We have a wide range of artists; some have exhibited here before while for others it’s their first time – which brings an eclectic mix to the display.  We like to celebrate the quirky as well as the traditional and each piece brings a new way of looking at the garden.’

With the busy summer holiday months now past the exhibition brings a sense of calm and tranquillity back to Avebury especially for those visitors who enjoy a relaxed and cultured experience.

Simon Brooks, Head Gardener, says ‘The exhibition is something that complements the garden perfectly, reminiscent of time past when the garden would have been adorned with statues and sculptures.’

On Friday 31 August, some of the twenty-one artists who are exhibiting here, along with members of staff, will gather together to celebrate the official launch of an inspirational sculpture exhibition in the garden of National Trust’s Avebury Manor.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 1 September until Sunday 7 October, 11am-5pm and is free with entry to the manor and garden.

If you would like to come along and see for yourself you can find out more atwww.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury.

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