Stone Lane Gardens is home to the Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, which runs from May – October. The exhibition celebrates its 20th anniversary, and the theme for this year is ‘Birds’. Around a hundred sculptures are placed around the spectacular 5 acre woodland
and water garden, a place that enchants and inspires in every season, renowned for National Collections of Birch and Alder trees. The garden is threaded with pools and streams, while gleaming tree bark in a myriad of shades is enhanced and complemented by a varied tapestry of shade-loving plants
. A delight to visit at any time of year.
Winner of BBC Gardeners’ World magazine ‘Gardens to Visit’ in the South West, 2010 and described as “One of the most inspiring National Collections in the country” by The Daily Telegraph
Garden open daily, seven days a week May to October.
For more information see our website: www.stonelanegardens.com
Stone Lane Gardens, Chagford, Devon TQ13 8JU. Tel 01647 231311. Email: [email protected]
Art in the Arboretum
A lovely woodland garden on the edge of Dartmoor is host to the annual Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition. Stone Lane Gardens near Chagford provides the enchanting setting for this year’s event, which opened this week. The 18th summer exhibition displays work by artists new to the Mythic Garden among sculptures by artists who have been contributing over several years.
The resulting collection is full of variety and differing use of media. Stately stone carving and light-hearted scrap material occupy appropriate sites in the garden. Vengeful angels and serene ceramics are reflected in the pools. Mirrored mullions image walkers in the shady pathways – dragons soar dramatically or decorate a folding screen. Shining steel creates changing patterns on sun-lit days and a stunningly elaborate wood carving amazes visitors by the front door of the farmhouse. Birds, domestic and wild are featured in metal – ceramic masks portray tree spirits – steel and wire are used with delicacy to represent feathers, leaf forms , seed heads and grasses.
Meanwhile the garden and trees provide shifting and sparkling light and a spirit of discovery among their shadows.
Stone Lane Gardens is open from 2-6pm, seven days a week throughout the year. The Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition runs until 3rd October.
Admission £4.50 adults £2.50 children/students.
For more information see the website www.stonelanegardens.com or telephone 01647 231311
Stone Lane Gardens,
June Ashburner (co-owner) for Mythic Garden / Sculpture enquiries
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