Sculpture Exhibition 2017

Borde Hill, a historic garden, located in the heart of Sussex, will again be transformed into an outdoor gallery, providing the perfect backdrop for the 18th annual Sculpture Exhibition, kindly sponsored by 1st Central.

Opening on the 12th May to the public, the exhibition will bring the Garden to life, showcasing works by established and up-and-coming artists from across the South of England.

Visitors will discover an extraordinary mix of abstract and figurative works in bronze, resin, stone, metalwork and ceramic, with a number of pieces commissioned especially to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Borde Hill’s Rose Garden.

The sculptures will be strategically placed to compliment the renowned plant collection, encouraging visitors to explore what Country Life has described as ‘One of the country’s truly great gardens’.

Andy James, UK CEO of local sponsor 1ST CENTRAL says: ‘We’re delighted to be able to continue with our support of the Sculpture Exhibition in this, its 18th year. The event provides a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing pieces of work by artists from across the South of England set against the magnificent back drop of the award winning gardens”.

The Stephenson Clarke family, who have lived at Borde Hill for four generations, say: ‘We are looking forward enormously to seeing the array of sculptures in the Garden again this year as it’s the highlight of the season’.

The Exhibition will run daily from 12th May to 2nd October 2017, with admission included in the standard entry price. Families will be encouraged to explore the exhibition with our popular and engaging Kids Sculpture Trail.

All pieces are available to purchase.

Artists INCLUDE:
Abby Martin
Lesley Stepney
Alison Berman
Lloyd Le Blanc
Antoinette Jackson
Lynn Warren
Carole Andrews
Nicola Crocker
Claire Morris
Paul Harvey
Dot Kuzniar
Richard Strachey
Ian Marlow
Rob Leighton
Jason Mulligan
Rosalind Read
Jeremy Moulsdale
Jordi Raga
Juliet Scott
Simon Hempsell
Will Spankie

For further information or press images contact Andrew Loin [email protected] or call 01444 450326. Visit our website at www.bordehill.co.uk

Borde Hill Garden is English Heritage Listed Grade II*, set in 200 acres of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with spectacular vistas across the Ouse Valley Viaduct.

The Garden was created in 1890s by the current owner’s great grandfather and plant expedition sponsor, Colonel Stephenson R Clarke. Thanks to his foresight and hard work this impressive Garden boasts a botanically rich and nationally important collection of trees and shrubs; and is highly regarded as one of England’s ‘great gardens’. The numerous exotic trees, ponds, old potting sheds, Italian and Rose Gardens all provide the ideal setting for exhibiting art.

Café Elvira beckons with hearty breakfasts, morning coffee, delicious home cooked lunches and Sussex cream teas at Little Ritz Vintage Tea in the Garden. For a special treat, visitors can dine at award-winning restaurant Jeremy’s. The Green Tree Gallery offers a beautiful and contemporary selection of affordable arts and crafts.

Borde Hill Garden, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex opens to the public 10am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 6pm at weekends (or dusk if earlier):

1st April – 2nd October 2017, + Halloween Week 21st October – 31st October, daily

Entry to Borde Hill Garden, (which includes the majority of activities and the Adventure Playground), is just £8.20 per adult, £7.80 concession and £5.50 per child. A Family Day Ticket is £23.00 (2+2) or £26.50 (2+3). To gain the most from this Great Sussex Garden throughout the open season, become a Friend of Borde Hill Garden.

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP

For further information contact Andrew Loin at [email protected], visit our website at www.bordehill.co.uk or call 01444 450326.

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