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Follow the blossom and sculpture trail at Ramster Garden this spring

Storm in a Teacup by Victoria Hunt
Storm in a Teacup by Victoria Hunt

Ramster Gardens is hosting an extensive and accessible sculpture trail from 28th April to 29th May 2023. Curated and installed by the Surrey Sculpture Society, visitors will be able to see over 100 original pieces of affordable art created by both professional and emerging sculptors.

The sculpture trail coincides with the spectacular flowering of Ramster Gardens’ signature collections of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias making this an annual highlight in Surrey’s horticultural calendar.

Gill Lawson, the SSS Exhibition Manager commented: “I am delighted to be involved in the Surrey Sculpture Society management team, organising our third exhibition at Ramster Gardens. It is such a lovely, accessible garden which shows the wide variety of sculptures from our members, in all their glory.

The previous shows have been very enjoyable with many visitors commenting on the suitability of the gardens to show the sculptures and how relaxed their visit had been. Again this year, the trail will be along the main pathway, and although this is not tarmac, it is level and so will allow inclusive access not only to the sculptures but to the beauty of Ramster in the spring.”

Whilst Ramster Gardens is no stranger to sculpture, having commissioned some beautiful pieces as part of its permanent collection, there is no doubt that the addition of this now annual display of contemporary art work, is an additional feature for the public to come and enjoy, with many visitors taking away not just a sculpture for their own home, but also some inspirational garden design ideas.

Pelly Baby by Andy Bendix
Pelly Baby by Andy Bendix

Rosie Glaister, who owns Ramster Hall, comments: “The sculptures are the 'icing on the cake' to our spring opening which is our most popular time of the year as visitors come to see the rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias which burst into colour. It is such an honour to have these wonderful eye-catching pieces of art integrated with the plantings; the fusion of art and nature is truly captivating”.

Visitors can round off their visit with the delicious cakes, sandwiches, snacks and drinks available from the Tea House. Seasonal garden membership is available. The exhibition is open every day between 10am and 5pm, with entry included within the overall ticket price.

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