With so much going on in the world, The Sculpture Park in Surrey really is a place in which to escape and get lost within the arts…
Autumn is a wonderful time for getting outdoors and experiencing the countryside in a different light. Autumnal colours fill the trees whilst fallen leaves, conkers and acorns carpet the paths with their vibrant yellows, oranges and browns. Bright red berries burst from bushes like daylight firework displays, and if you visit The Sculpture Park in Churt during this colourful season, you get to experience all of this as a backdrop to ‘Surrey’s Hidden Gem’ an Open Air Art Gallery.
Lose yourself for hours along a winding two mile trail through 10 acres of enchanting woodland and water gardens. More than 600 large outdoor sculptures are displayed throughout the stunning grounds, either set along the path, or nestled back amongst the foliage. Babbling brooks and birdsong enlighten the ears while precision tuned wind chimes peal across the breeze, reaching every corner of the park.
As a home to wildlife and plants, which change with the seasons, no two visits to The Sculpture Park are ever the same.
Artist from near and far, both established and up-and-coming, display their art along this eclectic trail, with all manner of subjects, styles and materials creating an intriguing walk to suit every taste.
A 17.8-tonne sculpture of a dragon in his final throes made from 50,000 horseshoes is closely neighboured by stone Shona sculpture created and exported from Zimbabwe, in all shapes and sizes.
Animal and figurative sculpture in bronze, rub shoulders with unique steel abstract works that tower above your titled head as you decipher their meaning.
As an added bonus, almost all works displayed in the park are available to buy, so can be transported back to your own private haven to be enjoyed for years to come amongst your personal landscape.
At the centre of the park you will find an indoor gallery exhibiting an equally varied display of smaller sculptures for the home.
With so much going on in the world, this really is a place in which to escape and get lost within the arts.
Entrance Fee: £15 adults, £10 concessions and free to 3 and under
Open 10am – 5pm every day
- Dogs welcome on a short lead
- No café but you are welcome to leave for lunch or drinks then re-enter. Opposite the park entrance is the ‘Bel and The Dragon’ pub
- Children must be supervised at all times
- Wheelchair access limited to lower areas