Saturday, 30 May 2009

Don't miss this sculpture garden!

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden near Dorking is an absolute must.  The garden is spectacular and unusual, but so too are many of the exhibits.  This is a place to take time out and reflect, but don't expect to find manicured borders - this is a garden with a dreamlike quality and at each new corner you will encounter another surprise that challenges the senses. There are moving exhibits, music and a tantalising display of tactile sculptures on show, complemented by huge plants, reminiscent of Jurassic Park.  

Even though the garden does not cover a great area, there is so much to see that it feels as though you are walking through a jungle, with bridges, ponds and dense overhead cover.  There are huge architectural plants everywhere; a forest walk and large green spaces; with a black and white house as the centrepiece overlooking the water - you almost expect the a wicked witch to appear because the overall impression is one of a fairy tale!

The sculpture on show is impressive (and so are the prices)! I only visited because I wanted to see the garden, which is the most perfect backdrop for the art on show, but I would still recommend this to anyone who wants to see a garden that is different.  

We do not have that many sculpture gardens in the UK, but this one is definitely worth visiting! 


  1. I keep meaning to visit this garden, but always seem to get my dates wrong.

  2. What a lovely blog! Thank you for the garden tour. I enjoyed the beautiful photos.